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National Housing Bank, New Delhi
June, 12th 2018
Request for Proposal: Appointment of Concurrent Auditors National Housing Bank




                                     RFP Reference no:-

                     NHB/AAD/RFP/5101/2018 dated May 17, 2018


                                Request for Proposal (RFP) for

                            Appointment of Concurrent Auditors




                                   All Audits Department
                            Head Office, National Housing Bank
                      Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
                                    New Delhi ­ 110 003
                                   Phone: 011-2464 9031-35
                   E-Mail: susanta.padhi@nhb.org.in ; prabhat.ranjan@nhb.org.in




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   GLOSSARY

    Abbreviation Description
    NHB               National Housing Bank
    HO                Head Office, Delhi
    RRO               Regional Representative Office
    PSU               Public Sector Unit
    SBI               State Bank of India and its associates ( before merger )
    PSB               Public Sector Bank /Nationalized Bank ( total 20)
    EMD               Earnest Money Deposit
    RFP               Request For Proposal
    PBG               Performance Bank Guarantee
    AMC               Annual Maintenance Cost

   Interpretation: the terms RFP, Tender, Bid have been used interchangeably and it shall be treated as one
   and the same for the purpose of this RFP document. All clarifications, amendments, modifications,
   supplemental RFP that may be issued in relation to this RFP shall be treated as part and parcel of the RFP
   and shall together constitute the RFP document.




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   Table of Contents
   1.     IMPORTANT BID DETAILS ..................................................................................................................................... - 5 -

   2.     NATIONAL HOUSING BANK ................................................................................................................................. - 6 -

   3.     PURPOSE: ...................................................................................................................................................................... - 6 -
   4.     OBJECTIVE: ................................................................................................................................................................... - 7 -

   5.     SCOPE OF WORK: ....................................................................................................................................................... - 7 -

   6.     PERIOD OF CONTRACT: ........................................................................................................................................ - 21 -
   7.     INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS .............................................................................................................................. - 21 -

        7.1      GENERAL ................................................................................................................................................................ - 21 -
        7.2      PRE-BID MEETING .................................................................................................................................................. - 23 -
        7.3      SOFT COPY OF TENDER/RFP DOCUMENT ............................................................................................................ - 23 -
        7.4      NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF TENDER/RFP ............................................................................................................ - 23 -
        7.5      ERASURES OR ALTERATIONS .................................................................................................................................. - 23 -
        7.6      AMENDMENT TO THE BIDDING/TENDER/RFP DOCUMENT ................................................................................ - 24 -
        7.7      LANGUAGE OF BID ................................................................................................................................................. - 24 -
        7.8      MASKED COMMERCIAL BID ................................................................................................................................... - 24 -
        7.9      RIGHT TO ALTER LOCATION / QUANTITIES.......................................................................................................... - 24 -
        7.10     DOCUMENTS COMPRISING THE BID....................................................................................................................... - 25 -
        7.11     BID CURRENCY ....................................................................................................................................................... - 25 -
        7.12     EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT (EMD) ........................................................................................................................ - 25 -
        7.13     IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE ................................................................................................................................ - 26 -
        7.14     PERFORMANCE BANK GUARANTEE (PBG) ........................................................................................................... - 27 -
        7.15     PERIOD OF VALIDITY OF BIDS................................................................................................................................. - 27 -
        7.16     FORMAT AND SIGNING OF BIDS ............................................................................................................................. - 27 -
        7.17     SEALING AND MARKING OF BIDS .......................................................................................................................... - 28 -
        7.18     DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS...................................................................................................................... - 28 -
        7.19     LATE BIDS ............................................................................................................................................................... - 29 -
        7.20     OPENING OF BIDS BY NHB .................................................................................................................................... - 29 -
        7.21     CLARIFICATION OF BIDS......................................................................................................................................... - 29 -
        7.22     PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS............................................................................................................................... - 29 -
        7.23     PROPOSAL OWNERSHIP.......................................................................................................................................... - 30 -
        7.24     INSTRUCTIONS TO THE BIDDERS ............................................................................................................................ - 30 -
        7.25     PRICE COMPOSITION & VARIATION ...................................................................................................................... - 30 -
        7.26     TIMELY AVAILABILITY OF SUPPORT SERVICES ....................................................................................................... - 30 -
        7.27     MANUALS/DOCUMENTS ....................................................................................................................................... - 30 -
        7.28     MODIFICATION AND WITHDRAWAL ..................................................................................................................... - 30 -
        7.29     REVELATION OF PRICES.......................................................................................................................................... - 31 -
        7.30     TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE BIDDING FIRMS ................................................................................................ - 31 -
        7.31     LOCAL CONDITIONS ............................................................................................................................................... - 31 -
        7.32     CONTACTING NHB OR PUTTING OUTSIDE INFLUENCE ......................................................................................... - 31 -
        7.33     PROPOSAL CONTENT.............................................................................................................................................. - 31 -
        7.34     BANNED OR DELISTED BIDDER .............................................................................................................................. - 32 -

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        7.35     COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS...................................................................................................................................... - 32 -
        7.36     INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ........................................................................................................................ - 32 -
        7.37     FALSE / INCOMPLETE STATEMENT ........................................................................................................................ - 34 -

   9.     BIDS (TECHNICAL & COMMERCIAL) AND BID EVALUATION METHODOLOGY ............................ - 34 -

   10. COMMERCIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS .................................................................................................... - 39 -
        10.1     CURRENCY .............................................................................................................................................................. - 39 -
        10.2     PRICE ...................................................................................................................................................................... - 39 -
        10.3     PAYMENT TERMS .................................................................................................................................................... - 39 -
        10.4     PAYMENT IN CASE OF TERMINATION OF CONTRACT ............................................................................................. - 39 -

   11. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS .............................................................................................................. - 40 -

   ANNEXURES....................................................................................................................................................................... - 45 -

   ANNEXURE ­ I (BIDDER INFORMATION) ................................................................................................................ - 46 -

   ANNEXURE ­ II(BIDDER EXPERIENCE DETAILS) .................................................................................................. - 47 -

   ANNEXURE ­ III (COMPLIANCE STATEMENT DECLARATION) ...................................................................... - 48 -

   ANNEXURE ­ IV (LIST OF DEVIATIONS).................................................................................................................. - 49 -

   ANNEXURE ­V (MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA) ........................................................................................... - 50 -

   ANNEXURE ­ VI (TECHNICAL BID COVERING LETTER) .................................................................................... - 53 -

   ANNEXURE ­VII (TECHNICAL BID FORMAT) ........................................................................................................ - 54 -

   ANNEXURE ­VIII (COMMERCIAL BID COVERING LETTER) ............................................................................. - 58 -

   ANNEXURE ­IX (COMMERCIAL BID FORMAT) ..................................................................................................... - 59 -

   ANNEXURE ­ X (ECS MANDATE) ................................................................................................................................ - 60 -

   ANNEXURE XI (LETTER OF COMPETENCE FORMAT) ......................................................................................... - 62 -

   ANNEXURE XII (CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) OF KEY PERSONNEL) ................................................................. - 63 -

   ANNEXURE XIII (ESCALATION MATRIX) ................................................................................................................ - 65 -

   ANNEXURE XIV (PRE CONTRACT INTEGRITY PACT) ......................................................................................... - 66 -

   ANNEXURE XV(SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT) ..................................................................................................... - 76 -

   ANNEXURE XVI (NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT) ............................................................................................ - 92 -

   ANNEXURE XVII (BANK GUARANTEE FORMAT) ................................................................................................. - 96 -




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         1.   IMPORTANT BID DETAILS

    1.         Date of commencement of sale of
               Bidding/Tender/RFP Documents    17.05.2018

    2.         Pre-Bid meeting with Bidders (Date 1100 Hrs
               and Time)                          24.05.2018
    3.         Last date and time for sale of Bidding 1800 Hrs
               Documents                              14.06.2018
    4.         Last date and time for receipt of
                                                 1800 Hrs
               Bidding Documents
                                                 12.06.2018

    5.         Date and Time of Technical Bid 1500 Hrs
               Opening                        13.06.2018
    6.         Cost of RFP( Non-refundable)
                                                      5,000/-

    7.         Earnest Money Deposit Amount
                                                      50,000/-

    8.         Place of opening of Bids               National Housing Bank,
                                                      All Audits Department
                                                      Head Office
                                                      Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre,
                                                      Lodhi Road, New Delhi ­ 110003
   Note: -
     · Technical Bids will be opened in the presence of Bidders who choose to attend as above.
          The above schedule is subject to change. Notice of any changes will be provided
          through e-mail from designated contact personnel only or publishing on NHB's
          website. Further, please note that Commercial Bid opening Date, Time & Venue will
          be intimated to the technically qualified Bidders at a later date.
     · All data/information, submitted vide documentary proofs/company records along with
          this RFP, must be reported & will be treated as on date of publication of this RFP.




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     2.   National Housing Bank

     National Housing Bank (NHB), a statutory institution is a wholly owned subsidiary of the
     Reserve Bank of India, established under an Act of the Parliament.

     a.   NHB has been established to achieve, inter alia, the following objectives ­
           To promote a sound, healthy, viable and cost effective housing finance system to cater
            to all segments of the population and to integrate the housing finance system with the
            overall financial system.
           To promote a network of dedicated housing finance institutions to adequately serve
            various regions and different income groups.
           To augment resources for the sector and channelize them for housing.
           To make housing credit more affordable.
           To regulate the activities of housing finance companies based on regulatory and
            supervisory authority derived under the Act.
           To encourage augmentation of supply of buildable land and also building materials
            for housing and to upgrade the housing stock in the country.
           To encourage public agencies to emerge as facilitators and suppliers of serviced land,
            for housing.

     b. The head office of NHB is located in New Delhi and a regional office located at Mumbai.
        It has representative offices located at Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata,
        Ahmedabad and Bhopal.

     3.   Purpose:

       National Housing Bank (NHB) (hereinafter referred to as the Bank) proposes to invite
       Request for Proposal (RFP) tenders from the eligible vendors to provide their services for
       conducting Concurrent Audit of the Bank as described under scope of work. The
       invitation for RFP document is now being issued to enable vendors to submit their
       responses to the Bank.

       The purpose of this RFP is to select a vendor to provide their services for conducting
       concurrent audit.

       The Request for Proposal document contains statements derived from information that is
       believed to be relevant at the date but does not purport to provide all of the information
       that may be necessary or desirable to enable an intending contracting party to determine
       whether or not to enter into a contract or arrangement with NHB. Neither NHB nor any
       of its employees, agents, contractors, or advisers gives any representation or warranty,
       express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of any information or statement
       given or made in this document. Neither NHB nor any of its employees, agents,

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            contractors, or advisers has carried out or will carry out an independent audit or
            verification exercise in relation to the contents of any part of the document.

            Subject to any law to the contrary, and to the maximum extent permitted by law, NHB
            and its officers, employees, contractors, agents, and advisers disclaim all liability from any
            loss or damage (whether foreseeable or not) suffered by any person acting on or refraining
            from acting because of any information including forecasts, statements, estimates, or
            projections contained in this RFP document or conduct ancillary to it whether or not the
            loss or damage arises in connection with any negligence, omission, default, lack of care or
            misrepresentation on the part of NHB or any of its officers, employees, contractors, agents,
            or advisers.

     4.     Objective:

            Concurrent audit is an examination which is contemporaneous with the occurrence of
            transactions or is carried out as near thereto as possible. It attempts to shorten the interval
            between a transaction and its examination by an independent person. There is an
            emphasis in favour of substantive checking in key areas rather than test checking. This
            audit is essentially a management process integral to the establishment of sound internal
            accounting functions and effective controls and setting the tone for a vigilant internal audit
            to preclude the incidence of serious errors and fraudulent manipulations.


     5.     Scope of Work:

   Broad Scope of Department wise Work in Head Office


      A. Business Operations


   Concurrent audit will audit the loans sanctioned/ disbursed on 100% basis.


   Processing & underwriting of Loans

      (a)   Adherence to defined policies for credit & risk
      (b)   Review of financials and verification of ratios
      (c)   Process workflow adherence
      (d)   Verification of various reports & documents
      (e)   Capturing of correct details in system
      (f)   CIBIL/ CRIF Highmark/ Willful defaulter checks / RBI guidelines relating to default list/
            caution advice/ IBA caution list / fraudulent borrowers list.

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   Documentation controls

      (a) KYC documentation
      (b) Maintenance of client master file as per bank's policy/ guidelines


   Loan Approval & disbursement

      (a)   Adherence to defined Authority Matrix
      (b)   Deviations ­ Documentation and approval as per policy.
      (c)   Documents verification and repayment instruments
      (d)   Adherence to Pricing Policy and Approval Authority Matrix
      (e)   Timely and accurate disbursal of loan
      (f)   Delivery of payments
      (g)   Whether validations of sanction/ review of undisbursed sanctions has been carried out as
            per Bank's policy.
      (h)   Sanction / disbursements do not violate the instructions/ policy prescriptions of RBI
      (i)   Security creation has been done properly
      (j)   Verify all charges on all assets hypothecated / mortgaged are registered with ROC/
            CERSAI
      (k)   Reporting to Credit Information Companies.
      (l)   NPA Classification


   Restructuring, Reschedulement & Renegotiation of loans

      (a) Policy/ process/ provisioning aspects/ RBI guidelines relevant to restructuring/ Re
          schedulment
      (b) Documentation and adherence to terms of restructuring/ Re schedulement
      (c) Approval matrix
      (d) Verify whether there are any borrowed accounts which are showing early warning
          signals/ as can be classified as NPAs. If so, ascertain reasons thereof and steps taken by
          the deptt.
      (e) Verify whether the classifications of loan assets has been done properly and income
          recognition norms have been followed as per Bank's norms/ RBI's norms.



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   Adherence to RBI Prudential Norms & Provisioning Policy


   Compliance with Fair Practice Code (FPC) of Bank, if any


   Revenue Leakage & Financial Loss

      (a) Interest calculation and accounting
      (b) Levy of various charges and accounting
      (c) Any other income other than interest
      (d) verify whether demand advices are raised correctly and sent in time as per the policy
          guidelines .
      (e) detections and arresting leakage of income, if any.
      (f) detections and arresting Financial Loss, if any


      B. Human Resource


      (a) 100 percent audit of all vouchers for ensuring compliance with the provisions of Human
          Resource (HR) Manual and Accounts Manual.
      (b) Verification of all books of accounts as per Accounting Manual, Pre-audit of all third party
          payments of INR.2.00 lakh and above in HO.
      (c) 100 % verification of TDS cases and certification towards prompt remittance of TDS to the
          IT Authorities.
      (d) Reconciliation of Bankers Account.
      (e) Vetting of provisions Vouchers /Statements at the time of closing of Books of Accounts
          and also quarterly provisions.
      (f) Booking of transaction in proper heads of account.
      (g) Verification of all expenses incurred through SAP.
   Scrutiny of all types of bills for ensuring

      (a) Booking to proper head of account
      (b) Proper sanction of expenditure as per delegated power
      (c) Certification of proper receipt of goods and services
      (d) Issue of cheques and receipts thereof, if applicable
      (e) Ensuring of proper maintenance of books of accounts and registers.



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   Leave & Increments

      (a) Checking sanction of increments & pay fixation.
      (b) Checking of employee wise pay details.


   Audit of payment of salaries

      (a) Checking of calculation of salary
      (b) Checking of calculation of overtime
      (c) Checking of sanction of various advances to staff
      (d) Checking of interest calculation
      (e) Recovery of installments of various advances
      (f) Reconciliation of employee- wise outstanding under various advances with Loan ledgers


   Sanction & Release of Staff Loans

      (a) Checking of sanction
      (b) Checking of release of installments
      (c) Checking of documents
      (d) Checking of calculation of interest
      (e) Checking of interest on annual basis
      (f) Reconciliation of Individual Recovery Sheet with General Ledger on a yearly basis


   Pension Cell

      (a) Correct compliance with the instructions given in regulation related to Pension of NHB
          officials
      (b) Maintenance of record by HR Department (Officers due for retirement in next financial
          year)
      (c) HR department to seek approval from competent authorities
      (d) Calculation of Average Monthly Emoluments (AME) / Pension
      (e) Delay in sanctioning / communicating / payment of pension / family pension
      (f) Redressal of grievances of pensioners / family pensioners
      (g) Pre audit of all superannuation payments.



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   Premises

   Settlement of Final Bills-Refund of Security Deposits



      (a) Final bill payment is made as per approval from competent authority.
      (b) Final Security Deposit is refunded as per terms stipulated in RFP and after obtaining
          approval from competent authority.
      (c) Whether, maintenance of all site records e.g. attendance register, Stock register ,
          Complaint register etc. up to date have been maintained.

   Examination of Financial Aspects:


      (a) Examine the correctness of amounts sanctioned and vouchers passed vis-à-vis the
          claims/bills received.
      (b) Whether provision of Income Tax Act, other Acts (like GST etc.) and recoveries have been
          complied with.
      (c) Financial sanctions must be available for all payment made under appropriate head and
          no excess is paid without revised sanction.
      (d) Whether expenditure has been booked under proper Heads of Accounts? Whether
          Maintenance of Registers was proper and provides all the necessary data required?


   Safe custody of Documents:


   Verify all the relevant documents related to each of the Project. This includes amongst others,
   Bank Guarantee, Original Tender Documents, approved notes and approvals thereof for costs,
   variations etc., performance guarantee, set of tender drawings, and set of as-built drawings,
   completion certificate and approvals of local authorities. Conveyance deeds of all the properties.
   In case complete documents are not available, efforts made by the department to obtain the same
   may be commented upon.


      (a) Preparation / maintenance of list of documents kept in safe custody / with provision
          for columns for removal / restoration of documents for official purpose.
      (b) Custody of keys of safes and operation thereof.
      (c) Key Movement Register.


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   Maintenance of NHB's properties:


   In case of all properties owned by NHB, all the repairs and maintenance thereof shall be the
   responsibility of NHB. However, in case of property taken on lease, the maintenance
   responsibility thereof shall devolve on NHB / lessor in accordance with the terms and conditions
   of the agreement. If the owner does not carry out the repairs on request / demand as per terms
   of the agreement, NHB shall serve a notice to the owner and carry out such repairs and recover
   the cost thereof from the owner on actual basis. A provision to this effect in the agreement shall
   be made as and when agreement is made/ renewed. All such agreements/renewals may be
   verified and seen that such clause /s has / have been incorporated in the agreements/renewals.

   Insurance


      (a) Checking of adequacy of timeliness and appropriateness of the policy and coverage
          of all incurables related to bank's property.


   Premises and Leased Flats


      (a) Verification / safe custody of bank's title deeds on a quarterly basis.
      (b) Checking of rent payments
      (c) Checking of adjustments of advances
      (d) Renewal of lease agreements
      (e) Verification of documents
      (f) Awarding of contract for security arrangement for Office Premises and Staff Quarters.
      (g) Awarding of contracts for maintenance of Visiting Officers' Flats.
      (h) Whether rent, rates and taxes paid on time.
      (i) Verification of VOF maintenance certificates
      (j) AMCs of VOFs / Bank's properties.


      C. Departmental Procurements


      (a) To ensure adherence to procedure for procurements i.e. departmental policies, DOP etc.
      (b) Maintenance of quotation Register
      (c) Purchase Committee Recommendation /s
      (d) Sanction of expenditure as per delegated power
      (e) Maintenance and updating of Inventory/ stock Register
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      (f) Allocation of Inventory Numbers / display thereof on inventory etc.
      (g) To ensure disposal of unserviceable items at regular intervals as per HO circulars.
      (h) Maintenance of Repairs to property Register, arrangement for repair and maintenance of
          stock items was satisfactory / unsatisfactory.
      (i) Annual/half yearly verification and monetary reconciliation.
      (j) The effectiveness of the AMCs
      (k) Procedure followed for issue of stationery items
      (l) Surprise verification of stock / maintenance of record thereof
      (m)        The mechanism to receive the deliveries as per order specification in terms of
          number and quality
      (n) Timely payment of bills of suppliers, delay if any and reasons therefor, wherever
          applicable.


      D. General Administration:


      (a) 100 % audit of all vouchers for ensuring compliance with the provisions NHB's
          policies and manuals.
      (b) Verification of all books of accounts as per NHB's policies and manuals, pre-audit of all
          third party payments of Rs.2.00 lakh and above in HO.
      (c) 100% verification of TDS/ GST cases and certification towards prompt remittance of TDS
          to the IT authorities including GST / professional tax etc.
      (d) Vetting of provisions vouchers / statements at the time of closing of book of accounts and
          also quarterly provisions.
      (e) Joint custody of important documents, valuables.
      (f) 100% checking of assets accounting.
      (g) Booking of transactions in proper heads of account.
      (h) Checking of short / excess provisions
      (i) Review of Sundry Advances & Sundry Creditors ­ Sundry Deposits Accounts.
      (a) Obtaining of car insurance and timely renewal of car insurance policies.

   Staff Canteen


      (a) Performance of the caterers ­ whether as per the terms of agreement.
      (b) Timely settlement of bills of caterers.
      (c) Checking of deduction of tax at source


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   Telephone/Mobile


      (a) Verification of settlement of telephone/mobile bills
      (b) Checking of recovery of excess telephone/mobile call charges.
      (c) Procedure for purchase and providing of cell phones to officers ­ maintenance of record



   Scrutiny of all types of bills for ensuring


      (a) Booking under proper head, of accounts
      (b) Proper sanction of expenditure as per delegated power
      (c) Certification of proper receipt of goods and services
      (d) Issue of cheques and receipts thereof
      (e) Ensuring of proper maintenance of books of accounts and registers
      (f) Checking of Bank reconciliation


      E. Knowledge Center ­ Library


      (a) Acquisition / Accessioning of Books and settlement of Bills
      (b) Subscription/ Need based Renewal of subscription to Journals/Magazines/On line
          databases phasing
      (c) Issue and Return of Books/Magazines/Journals, Recovery of cost of lost books/ books
          out un used subscription.
      (d) Physical Verification of Books/Writing off missing publications/Weeding out of
          unwanted and outdated books / ongoing subscriptions to online material.


      F. Statutory Dues


      (a) Filing of Tax returns in time.
      (b) Timely & accurate deposit of statutory dues (TDS, GST, WCT, PF, ESI, NPS, PT etc.)
      (c) Correct & accurate accounting of statutory dues
      (d) Reconciliation of books & returns
      (e) Reconciliation of 26 AS & books
      (f) Whether quarterly review if accounts as per the policy has been conducted.


      G. Borrowings
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   Audit of Bonds, Debentures etc.

      (a) Checking of maintenance of Records and Registers viz. Registrar Bills Register, Arrangers
          Bill Register, Redemption Register, Interest rate Register, etc.. Visit to Registrar office
          regarding Issue of Bonds, Issue of Bonds Certificate as well as Demat form
      (b) Detailed checking of existing bonds and other bonds, if any (in future).
      (c) Preaudit of issue of bonds in physical as well as Demat form and matching the issue size
          with daily inflow of funds received by NHB.
      (d) Pre-Audit of Interest on application money for bonds.
      (e) Pre-Audit of semiannual and annual interest payments, accrued interest in case of
          cumulative interest optees and Redemption payment of Pre-audit of Registrar/ Bank /
          Arrangers Bills.
      (f) Reconciliation with monthly Trial Balance with respect to bond accounts.
      (g) Audit of Bank reconciliation of all banks accounts.
      (h) Pre-audit and checking of Annual Closing Statements.
      (i) Checking of Tax Deduction at Source.


   Audit of bonds & borrowings ­ Institutional Borrowings


      (a) Scrutiny of Bond applications / CDs /CPs / TMBs / Borrowings from GoI and various
          other agencies.
      (b) Compliance with RBI / SEBI / Bombay Stock Exchange & National Stock Exchange
          guidelines / instructions. Maintenance of records and Registers, Issue of Bonds /
          CDs/CPs, etc.
      (c) Pre-audit of interest payments of Bonds, CPs, CDs, Is it deposits, loans from GoI, other
          agencies and monthly provisions / memorandum for the same.
      (d) Pre-audit of redemption of Bonds, release of TDS amount to Income Tax Dept. and net
          interest to Bondholders.
      (e) Payments to Depository Agents, Arrangers, rating agencies, debenture trustee, BSE,
          bankers and to NSDL, if any.
      (f) Checking of Annual Closing Statements in respect of Institutional Borrowings Section
      (g) Checking of Tax Deduction at Source
      (h) Checking of remittance transit A/c
      (i) Checking of monthly provisions for bonds, CP & CD in case of GoI borrowings.
      (j) Checking of revenue leakage (panel payments/ late payments fee etc.) if any.
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      (k) Checking for timely payments of interest on monthly basis.


   Retail Borrowings


      (a) Scrutiny of Bond applications / TDs etc.
      (b) Compliance with RBI / SEBI / Bombay Stock Exchange guidelines / instructions.
          Maintenance of records and Registers, Issue of Bonds, etc.
      (c) Scrutiny of Investor Grievances
      (d) Pre-audit of interest payments of Bonds and Corporate loans and monthly provisions /
          memorandum for the same.
      (e) Pre-audit of redemption of Bonds, Repayments made to Commercial Banks, release of
          payment to Income Tax Dept. and net interest payment to Bondholders.
      (f) Pre-audit of monthly interest provision & calculation.
      (g) Payments to Depository Agents, Registrar, Arrangers and bankers, if any.
      (h) Checking of Annual Closing Statements in respect of retail borrowings section
      (i) Checking of Tax Deduction at Source


   Audit of transactions of Accounts Department

      (a) Checking of Vouchers - 100 percent checking of all cash and Journal Vouchers and
          ensuring       proper      accounting      and      compliance    with     Accounting
          Policy/Manual/Procedures of the Bank.
      (b) Verification of maintenance of books as per Accounts Manual.
      (c) Checking of voucher postings.
      (d) Checking of disbursement notes received from departments for release of refinance to
          commercial banks
      (e) Checking of posting of loan ledger
      (f) Pre-audit of principal demand.
      (g) Pre-audit of calculation of interest.
      (h) Reconciliation of loan ledger balances with general ledger, NHB General Account/ Inter
          Office Account
      (i) Inter office Account - passing of vouchers
      (j) Checking of reconciliation of loan ledger with due date registers.
      (k) Verification of Bank Reconciliation Statements / Trial Balance
      (l) Checking of quarterly provisions including interest payable.
      (m)        Checking of calculation of penal interest on defaults.
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      (n) Calculation of interest payable on borrowings on a quarterly basis and provisioning
          thereof
      (o) Checking Balance confirmation certificates
      (p) Reporting of all Advances ( outstanding of more than three months)
      H. Investments
   System Audit of Treasury as defined by RBI time to time.


   Transactions
      (a) Segregation of its investments into held to Maturity/Available for Sale/ Held for trading
      (b) Presence of proper conversation recording system of the dealing room and if it is tested
          periodically
      (c) Execution of proper authority letter in favor of the dealer
      (d) Accurate serial numbering and inclusion of all relevant details in the deal slips
      (e) Approval of deals by the competent authority as per the delegation of power defined in
          the Investment policy
      (f) Execution of deals inside the dealing room and if any deal has been done on mobile phones
          or outside the dealing room
      (g) Timely passing the deal slips to back office post recording and processing deals as per
          authorization
      (h) Presentation of Daily statement of investment transactions to the Top Management
      (i) Compliance with terms and conditions
      (j) Timely receipt of confirmation from counterparty has been obtained
      (k) Timely receipt of interest and redemption proceeds
      (l) Accurate interest accrual on transactions and products
      (m)        Monthly reconciliation of sub ledgers and books of accounts
      (n) Timely settlement of deals on E-KUBER system
      (o) Voucher preparation for all settled transactions
      (p) Deal entry of all transactions in SAP
      (q) Procedural adherence by back office before handing over cheque to the counter party
      (r) Reporting of forthcoming maturity to Front Office

   Broker Empanelment
      (a) Adherence to the procedure for empanelment of brokers
      (b) Empanelment and de-listing of brokers as per the defined criteria
      (c) Review of broker panels annually/ periodically
      (d) Review of transactions entered through individual brokers
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      (e) Adherence to RBI guidelines for deals entered through brokers
      (f) Review of cases of substitution of counterparty or security in deals by brokers, if any
      (g) Adherence to process by brokers for settlement


   Cash Management
      (a) Timely preparation and presentation of cash flow


   Committee Meetings
     (a) Frequency of the committee meetings held and documentation of minutes.
     (b) Provision of agenda / data for consideration in meetings

   Derivatives
      (a) Entering into forward contracts and other permitted derivative transactions. only in
          permitted securities
      (b) Approvals of all derivative transactions as per competent authority


   Funds Transfer
      (a) Timely processing of payment instructions and entry for investments (IOT)
      (b) Timely response and making payment effects of IOT by Mumbai Office
      (c) Actioning the open IOTs post properly examining them and the corrective action taken


   Investments


      (a) Segregation of its investments into held to Maturity/Available for Sale/Held for trading
      (b) Adherence to RBI guidelines in respect of transfer of positions from Available for Sale to
          Held for Trading
      (c) Review of investment portfolio on a half yearly basis to certify adherence to Bank's
          investment policy guidelines and RBI guidelines and presentation to the Board.
      (d) Reporting exceptions in securities transactions including other investment transactions in
          committee
      (e) Adherence to RBI guidelines for Valuation of Investments
      (f) Accurate accounting, receipt and accrual of investments
      (g) Adherence to accounting policies and statutory regulation for recording and accounting
          of all investment related transaction.
      (h) Addition / consideration of acquisition of securities cost while calculating the cost of
          investment.
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      (i) Accounting of investments in the books of accounts as per RBI Guidelines
      (j) Accurate yield statement preparation of investments portfolio on a quarter ended and half
          years basis
      (k) Collection and accounting of profit on sale of investments
      (l) The audit will cover areas such as Dealing Room procedures to ensure that all deals
          executed were promptly captured by the accounting system, full scrutiny of sample deals,
          limit system, etc.,
      (m)         To verify the compliance of latest RBI directions on Commercial Paper, conditions of CP
          offer documents and the operational guidelines on Commercial papers issued by FIMMDA; and
          to submit a quarterly certificate within a week from the quarter end specifically indicating the
          following lines:

                  1. the CP was issued for the purpose as mentioned in the offer document and the CP
                     proceeds are used for the disclosed purpose.
                  2. the other conditions of the offer document and the CP issuance directions are adhered
                     to.
                  3. the asset classification of fund based facilities from banks/financial institutions
                     continues to be "Standard".
                  4. there has been no material change in Bank's financial status which may adversely affect
                     the credit rating of the Commercial Paper.
                  5. the CPs have not been invested by related parties either in primary market or in
                     secondary market as per the list of beneficial owners.


   Liquidity Management


      (a) Adherence to liquidity ratios as per liquidity policy presented in ALCO.

   Market Monitoring


      (a) Preparation of off market reports
      (b) Timely macro-economic interest rate review


   Record Management


      (a) Safekeeping, custody and record management of documents
      (b) Whether records are maintained as per the Records Management Policy


   Risk Management

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      (a) Adherence to limits and limits approvals as per investment policy
      (b) If the exposure with the counterparty is within the single/ group exposure limit
      (c) Month end reconciliation of Single / Group Limit balances with balances in the books of
          Public Debt Office of RBI (PDO)
      (d) Reporting of Limit monitoring of outstanding balances on a daily basis
          The above area of operations are illustrative only and not criteria exhaustive.
      (e) Validation of Structural liquidity statement


   Mumbai Regional Office:


   Verification of cash and cash equivalents
   Payments, Receipts and disbursements
   Asset/Investment Verification


   Other assignment decided by ACB time to time at no extra cost.


   The Firm should depute at least one article assistants having minimum experience of 12-15 months on
   daily basis and one Chartered Accountants with minimum experience of 2 years for 10 working days in a
   month for this assignment. Continuity in the matter of personnel should be ensured.


   The partner of the auditing firm should spell out clear supervision check controls / guidelines for auditing
   of the bank and A Partner should visit the bank at least 3-4 days during the month and attend briefing
   sessions on the Concurrent Audit with the Audit Head in order to ensure effective follow-up of the
   rectification of the irregularities and also attend periodical review meetings as and when convened by the
   Bank at his own cost. Further, if desired by the Top Management / Board, a senior partner shall visit the
   Bank. It may be noted that no cost towards these visits will be borne by the bank.


   The monthly consolidated report for Head Office and Mumbai Regional Office in the prescribed format
   should be submitted by 10th of succeeding month. Delay beyond this may cause 0.25% penalty of the
   Invoice amount of the per day delay with a maximum of 5% of the Invoice amount. In the event, the
   default in submission of monthly report still continues beyond the period for which maximum penalty is
   prescribed, the Bank may at its discretion take appropriate action as provided in RFP including
   termination of the contract.



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     6.    Period of Contract:

           The contract will be valid for three years from the date of implementation of project. Bank
           will enter into a service contract with successful bidder for a period of 3 years from the
           date of implementation of project. The same will be renewed on yearly basis subject to
           satisfactory performance review.

           Date of implementation of project shall be date of acceptance of the letter of award
           (Starting Date) or such other date as may be fixed by NHB. The same date shall be
           considered for renewal of services etc., if applicable

       Note:
         This RFP is not exhaustive in describing the functions, activities, responsibilities and
         services for which Auditors will be responsible. The Bidder, by participation in this tender,
         implicitly confirm that if any functions, activities, responsibilities or services not
         specifically described in this RFP are necessary or appropriate for the proper performance
         and required for compliance of Statutory or Regulatory compliance and they will be
         deemed to be implied by and included within the scope of services under this RFP at no
         extra cost and Bidder's response to the same extent and in the same manner as if
         specifically described in this RFP and Bidder's response.

     7.    Instructions to Bidders

     7.1      General :-

     The Bidder is expected to examine all instructions, forms, terms and specifications in the
     Bidding documents. Failure to furnish all information required by the Bidding/Tender/RFP
     documents may result in the rejection of its Bid and will be at the Bidder's own risk.

           All costs and expenses incurred by the Bidders in any way associated with the
           development, preparation, and submission of responses, including but not limited to; the
           attendance at meetings, discussions, demonstrations, etc. and providing any additional
           information required by NHB, will be borne entirely and exclusively by the Bidder.

           No binding legal relationship will exist between any of the Bidders and NHB until
           execution of a contractual agreement, except the pre-contract integrity pact to be
           submitted along with the Bid. Post evaluation and finalization of the Bids and
           identification of the successful Bidder, the integrity pact will for part of the definitive
           agreement to be signed by the successful Bidder. For the other Bidders, the pre-contract
           integrity pact will be binding on them for any acts/omissions committed by the Bidder in
           violation/breach of the said pre-contract integrity pact in relation to the Bid submitted.


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          Each Bidder acknowledges and accepts that NHB may in its absolute discretion apply
          selection criteria specified in the document for evaluation of proposals for short listing /
          selecting the eligible Auditors (s).

          Every Bidder will, by submitting his Bid in response to this RFP, be deemed to have
          accepted the terms of this RFP and the Disclaimer.

          Bidders are required to direct all communications related to this RFP, through the
          nominated Point of Contact persons, mentioned below:




                    S. K. Padhi ,                      Prabhat Ranjan ,
                    Dy. General Manager,               Deputy Manager,
                    National Housing Bank ,            National Housing Bank,
                    All Audits Department              All Audits Department
                    Head Office                        Head Office
                    Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat
                    Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi ­ Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi ­
                    110003                             110003
                    Phone No : 011-39187113            Phone No : 011-39187160
                    Email : susanta.padhi@nhb.org.in   Email: prabhat.ranjan@nhb.org.in



          NHB may, in its absolute discretion, seek additional information or material from any
          Bidder/s even after the tender/RFP closes and all such information and material provided
          must be taken to form part of that Bidder's response.

          Bidders should provide details of their contact person, telephone, fax, email and full
          address(s) to ensure that replies to RFP could be conveyed promptly.

          If NHB, in its absolute discretion, deems that the originator of any query will gain an
          advantage by any response to such query, then NHB reserves the right to communicate
          such response to all Bidders.

          Queries / Clarification if any, may be taken up with the contact person/s detailed above
          before the deadline for submission of Bids between 11 am to 0530 pm on Monday to
          Friday, excluding public holidays.



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           Bidder should not have been blacklisted/debarred from participation in the Bid
           process by any of the Govt. Departments/PSUs/Banks/Financial Institutes in India.

           NHB will notify all short-listed Bidders in writing or by mail or by publishing in its
           website as soon as practicable about the outcome of their RFP. NHB is not obliged to
           provide any reasons for any such acceptance or rejection.

           NHB reserves the right to cancel the entire tendering process at any point of time prior to
           award of contract if deemed fit.

     7.2      Pre-Bid Meeting

       For the purpose of clarification of doubts of the Bidders on issues related to this tender/RFP,
       NHB intends to hold a Pre-Bid meeting on the date and time as indicated in the RFP. The
       queries of all the Bidders, in writing, should reach by e-mail or by post on or before 24.05.2018
       by 17:00 Hrs on the address/email as mentioned on page 05 of this RFP. It may be noted that
       no queries of any Bidder shall be entertained received after the Pre-Bid meeting.
       Clarifications on queries will be given in the Pre-Bid meeting. Only the authorized
       representatives of the Bidders, will be allowed to attend the Pre-Bid meeting.

       7.3   Soft Copy of Tender/RFP Document

       The soft copy of the Tender/RFP document will be made available on NHB's website
       http://www.nhb.org.in . The Bidders will need to pay the non-refundable fee of Rs. 5,000/-
       (Rupees Five Thousand only) by way of ECS into NHB' account as described in Clause
       7.12(i).

       The proof of the payment should be enclosed and put in the envelope containing the
       Technical Bid; in the absence of which the Bid may not be considered for further evaluation.

       7.4   Non-Transferability of Tender/RFP

        This tender/RFP document is not transferable.

       7.5   Erasures or Alterations

       The offers containing erasures or alterations may not be considered. Any interlineations',
       erasures or overwriting in technical Bids may be considered at the discretion of NHB only if
       they are initialed by the person signing the Bids. However, any interlineations', erasures or
       overwriting in any form will not be accepted in the commercial Bid. There should be no
       hand-written material, corrections or alterations in the offer. Technical details must be
       completely filled up. Correct technical information of the product being offered must be filled
       in. Filling up of the information using terms such as "OK", "accepted", "noted", "as given in
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       brochure/manual" is not acceptable. However, NHB may treat offers not adhering to these
       guidelines as unacceptable. NHB may, in its absolute discretion, waive any minor non-
       conformity or any minor irregularity in the offer. This shall be binding on all Bidders and
       NHB reserves the right for such waivers.

       7.6   Amendment to the Bidding/Tender/RFP document

       ·     At any time prior to the deadline for submission of Bids, NHB, for any reason, may
             modify the Bidding/Tender/RFP Document, by amendment.
       ·     The amendment will be posted on NHB's website www.nhb.org.in
       ·     All Bidders must ensure that all amendments/enhancements (if any) in the RFP have
             been considered by them before submitting the Bid. NHB will not have any
             responsibility in case some omission is done by any Bidder.
       ·     NHB at its discretion may extend the deadline for the submission of Bids.
       ·     NHB shall not be liable for any communication gap. Further NHB reserve the right to
             scrap the tender or drop the tendering process at any stage without assigning any
             reason.

       7.7   Language of Bid

       The Bid prepared by the Bidders, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to
       the Bid exchanged by the Bidder and NHB and supporting documents and printed literature
       shall be written in English.

       7.8   Masked Commercial Bid

       The Bidder should submit a copy of the actual price Bid (as per the format specified by NHB
       being submitted to NHB separately by masking the actual prices. This is mandatory. The Bid
       may be disqualified if it is not submitted by masking it properly. NHB reserves the right to
       cancel the Bid/tender process at the time of commercial evaluation, if the format/detail
       (except price) of `Masked Commercial Bid' does not match with the format/detail of actual
       Commercial Bid submitted.

       7.9   Right to Alter Location / Quantities

       NHB reserves the right to alter the proposed location/s specified in the RFP. NHB also
       reserves the right to add/delete one or more location/s from the list specified in this RFP,
       from time to time.




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          7.10 Documents Comprising the Bid

            1.  Bidder's information in the format as prescribed in Annexure I;
            2.  Bidder's Experience details in the format as prescribed in Annexure II;
            3.  Compliance Statement Declaration in the format as prescribed in Annexure III;
            4.  List of Deviations, if any, in the format as prescribed in Annexure IV;
            5.  Information on Minimum Eligibility in the format as prescribed in Annexure V:
            6.  The Technical Proposal: The Technical Bid should be submitted in the format as
                prescribed in Annexure VII along with the covering letter in the format as prescribed
                in Annexure VI. Annexure I, II , III, IV, V , X ,XI,XII,XIII,XIV must be submitted along
                with Technical Proposals.
            7. The Commercial Proposal: The Commercial Bid should be submitted in the format as
                prescribed in Annexure IX along with the covering letter in the format as prescribed
                in Annexure VIII.
            8. ECS Mandate in the format as prescribed in Annexure X;
            9. Letter of Competency in the format as prescribed in Annexure XI;
            10. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the Key Personnel in the format in Annexure XII;
            11. Escalation Matrix in the format in Annexure XIII;
            12. Pre-Contract Integrity Pact (wherever applicable) in the format in Annexure XIV (The
                Pre-Contract Integrity Pact should be submitted neatly typed in on Rs.100/- non-judicial
                stamp paper duly signed by the authorized signatory and the same will be signed on behalf of
                NHB subsequently. The date of execution should be the date as mentioned in the Technical Bid
                by the Bidder)

            Note: Bids without the RFP cost and EMD amount will be rejected.


          7.11 Bid Currency

     i.      Bids to be quoted in Indian Rupee only.

          7.12 Earnest Money Deposit (EMD)

     i.     All the responses must be accompanied by a refundable interest free security deposit of
            Rs. Fifty Thousand only (Rs. 50,000/- only), by way of an e-payment in favour of National
            Housing Bank.
             The Accounts details are given below:
             S.No      Type                   Beneficiary Particulars
             1         Name                   National Housing Bank
             2         Address                Core 5A, 4th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
                                              New Delhi 110 003
             3         Bank Name              State Bank of India


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              4        Bank       Branch      Pragati vihar Delhi Branch, Ground Floor, Core-6,
                       Address                Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi ­ 110 003
              5        Type    of   Bank      Current account
                       Account
              6        Bank A/C No            52142903844
              7        IFCS code of Bank      SBIN0020511
                       branch
              8        MICR No                110002658

     ii.      The proof of the EMD payment and Cost of RFP should be enclosed and put in the
              envelope containing the Technical Bid; in the absence of which the Bid may not be
              considered for further evaluation. The Bidders are also required to submit ECS Mandate
              Form as enclosed in Annexure-X.

    iii.      Any Bid received without EMD in proper form and manner shall be considered
              unresponsive and rejected.

    iv.       Request for exemption from EMD will not be entertained.

     v.       Save as otherwise provided herein or in the definitive agreement, the EMD amount of all
              unsuccessful Bidders would be refunded on completion of the tendering process.
    vi.       Save as otherwise provided herein or in the definitive agreement, the successful Bidder
              will be refunded the EMD amount after execution of SLA and submission of PBG for 10%
              of annual contract value as per terms of the RFP. Contract value for this will be 12*X { X
              is Monthly Charges towards Concurrent Audit Services ( as quoted in Commercial Bid
              i.e. Annexure IX) }

   vii.       The EMD security may be forfeited:

              ·    If a Bidder withdraws its Bids during the period of Bid validity;
              ·    If a Bidder makes any statement or encloses any form which turns out to be
                   false/incorrect at any time prior to signing of the contract;
              ·    In case of successful Bidder, if the Bidder fails to Sign the contract; and
              ·    In case of any breach of the pre-contract integrity pact.

           7.13 Implementation schedule

       ·     The selected vendor will be required to report at the NHB Head Office for commencement
             of the services within 10 days of acceptance of work order.
       ·     The Bidder shall be responsible for delivery of the services.

            S.No    Event                                               Delivery    Schedule     (From

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                                                                      date of acceptance of work
                                                                      order/letter of award)
              1. Kick off meeting                                     5 days
              2. Commencement of services                             6 days or
      ·    Billing cycle will commence only after execution of SLA as per terms of the RFP.

       7.14 Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG)

       The selected Bidder will be required to provide a 10 % of the total cost of contract value, in
       the form of bank guarantee from a scheduled commercial bank in the format as substantially
       prescribed in Annexure-XVII. Contract value for this will be 12*X {X is Monthly Charges
       towards Concurrent Audit Services ( as quoted in Commercial Bid i.e. Annexure IX) }. The
       PBG should be valid till at least 06 months beyond beyond the expiry of contract period or
       such other extended period as NHB may decide. The PBG is required to protect the interest
       of NHB against the risk of non-performance or default in RFP Term/s, including non-
       compliance of applicable statutory provisions including labour laws and any other
       laws/rules/regulations, by the successful Bidder. Default in successful implementation of
       the conditions of the contract, may warrant the invoking of PBG, and also if any act of the
       Auditors /Bidder results into imposition of Liquidated Damages/penalty, then NHB
       reserves the right to invoke the Performance Bank Guarantee submitted by such Bidder. The
       decision of NHB as to non-performance or default in RFP Term/s, including non-compliance
       of applicable statutory provisions etc shall be final and binding on the successful Bidder.

       7.15 Period of Validity of Bids

       ·     Prices and other terms offered by Bidders must be valid for an acceptance period of six
             months from the date of opening of commercial Bid.

       ·     In exceptional circumstances NHB may solicit the Bidders consent to an extension of
             the period of validity. The request and response thereto shall be made in writing. The
             Bid security provided shall also be extended.

       7.16 Format and Signing of Bids

             Each Bid shall be submitted in two parts:

      ·    Part I: consists of Minimum Eligibility Criteria, Technical Bid and Masked Commercial
           Bid [price Bids without any price]. The above contents will be referred to as "Technical
           Proposal".

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      ·   The Original Bids shall be typed or written in indelible ink and shall be signed by the
          Bidder or a person or persons duly authorized to bind the Bidder to the contract. The
          person or persons signing the Bids shall put their initials on all pages of the Bids, except
          for un-amended printed literature.

       7.17 Sealing and Marking of Bids

      ·   The non-window and sealed envelope containing both Part I ad Part II as described in 8.16
          super scribing " Proposal for Appointment of Concurrent Auditors of National Housing
          Bank" shall be addressed to NHB at the address given below:
                             Deputy General Manager,
                             All Audits Department,
                             National Housing Bank
                             Core 5A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre
                             Lodhi Road
                             New Delhi ­ 110003
      ·   All envelopes should indicate on the cover the name and address of Bidder along with
          contact number and email address.

      ·   The Bidder shall seal the envelopes containing Technical and Commercial proposals
          separately.

      ·   The envelope should be non-window and separately super scribed as "Technical
          Proposal for Appointment of Concurrent Auditors of National Housing Bank ", and
          "Commercial Proposal for Appointment of Concurrent Auditors of National Housing
          Bank ", as applicable.

      ·   If the envelop is not sealed and marked, NHB will assume no responsibility for the Bid's
          misplacement or its premature opening.

      ·   Bids not sealed properly shall not considered and will stand rejected without recourse.

       7.18 Deadline for submission of Bids

      ·   The Bids must be received by NHB at the addressed specified, not later than the last date
          of Bid submission as indicated above.

      ·   In the event of the specified date for the submission of Bids, being declared a holiday for
          NHB, the Bids will be received up to the appointed time on the next working day.

          NHB may, at its discretion, extend the deadline for submission of Bids by amending the
          Bid documents with intimation on NHB's website, in which case, all rights and obligations
          of NHB and Bidders previously subject to the deadline will thereafter be subject to the
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          deadline as extended.

       7.19 Late Bids

       Any Bid received by NHB after the deadline for submission of Bids prescribed by NHB will
       be rejected and returned unopened to the Bidder.


       7.20 Opening of Bids by NHB

      ·   On the scheduled date and time, Bids will be opened by NHB Committee in presence of
          Bidder representatives who will attend the meeting on the specified date and time.

      ·   Place of Opening of Technical Bids:

                             National Housing Bank
                             Core 5A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre
                             Lodhi Road
                             New Delhi ­ 110003
      ·   The Bidder name and presence or absence of requisite EMD, RFP cost and such other
          details as NHB, at its discretion may consider appropriate, will be announced at the time
          of Technical Bid opening.

       7.21 Clarification of Bids

       During evaluation of Bids, NHB, at its discretion, may ask the Bidder for clarification of its
       Bid. The request for clarification and the response shall be in writing (Fax/e-Mail), and no
       change in the substance of the Bid shall be sought, offered or permitted.

       7.22 Preliminary Examinations

      ·   NHB will examine the Bids to determine whether they are complete, the documents have
          been properly signed; supporting papers/documents attached and the Bids are generally
          in order etc.

      ·   NHB may, at its sole discretion, waive any minor infirmity, nonconformity or irregularity
          in a Bid which does not constitute a material deviation, provided such a waiver does not
          prejudice or affect the relative ranking of any Bidder.

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       7.23 Proposal Ownership

       The proposal and all supporting documentation submitted by the Bidder shall become the
       property of NHB unless NHB agrees to the Bidder's specific request/s, in writing that the
       proposal and documentation be returned or destroyed.

       7.24 Instructions to the Bidders

       The Bidder shall not outsource the work assigned by NHB, to any third party except with
       NHB's prior written consent and attend all complaints registered by NHB through its own
       service/support infrastructure only.







       7.25 Price Composition & Variation

       ·    The Bidder should clearly furnish the cost matrix strictly as per the structure, if any,
            provided in the Annexure IX. Any deviation may lead to Bid rejection. Also no options
            should be quoted other than as per the commercial Bid. Wherever options are given,
            the Bid is liable to be rejected.
       ·    The commercial offer shall be on a fixed price basis. No price variation relating to cost
            of audit excl. taxes (present and future) will be entertained for any work assigned
            during the period of contract.
       ·    Only Statutory taxes/cess/charges will be paid as actual as per statutory revision.
       ·    Date of implementation of project shall be date of acceptance of the letter of award
            (Starting Date) or such other date as may be fixed by NHB. The same date shall be
            considered for renewal of services etc., if applicable.

       7.26 Timely availability of Support Services

       ·    The Audit firm should have proper and adequate support mechanism in place at New
            Delhi and Mumbai to provide all necessary support under this project.

       7.27 Manuals/Documents

       The Audit firm shall provide required documentation/s for the services supplied during the
       period of contract. Further, Audit firm will submit samples/documents in the format desired
       by the Bank , based on which Audit was conducted to the Bank along with the report.


       7.28 Modification and Withdrawal



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          ·   Every Bidder shall submit only one proposal. If any Bidder submits more than one
              proposal, all such proposals shall be disqualified.
          ·   The Bidders are advised to submit the Bids only after the Pre-Bid Meeting as the Bids
              once submitted will be treated, as final and no further correspondence will be
              entertained on this. No Bid will be allowed to be modified after the deadline for
              submission of Bids. No Bidder shall be allowed to withdraw the Bid, if Bidder happens
              to be successful Bidder.
          ·   NHB has the right to reject any or all Bids received without assigning any reason
              whatsoever. NHB shall not be responsible for non-receipt / non- delivery of the Bid
              documents due to any reason whatsoever.

       7.29 Revelation of Prices

       The prices in any form or by any reasons should not be disclosed in the technical or other
       parts of the Bid except in the commercial Bid. Failure to do so will make the Bid liable to be
       rejected.

       7.30 Terms and Conditions of the Bidding firms

        The Bidding firms are not required to impose their own terms and conditions to the Bid and
        if submitted will not be considered as forming part of their Bids. The Bidders are advised
        to clearly specify the deviations as per Annexure-IV, in case terms and conditions of the
        contract applicable to this RFP are not acceptable to them. The Bidders should also describe
        clearly in what respect and up to what extent the equipment and services being offered
        differ/ deviate from the specifications laid down in the specifications and requirements.
       7.31 Local conditions

       Bidders must acquaint themselves with the local conditions and factors, which may have any
       effect on the performance of the contract and / or the cost.

       7.32 Contacting NHB or putting outside influence

       Bidders are forbidden to contact NHB or its Consultants on any matter relating to this Bid
       from the time of submission of commercial Bid to the time the contract is awarded. Any effort
       on the part of the Bidder to influence Bid evaluation process, or contract award decision may
       result in the rejection of the Bid.

       7.33 Proposal Content

       The Bidders' proposals are central to the evaluation and selection process. Therefore, it is
       important that the Bidders carefully prepare the proposal. The quality of the Bidder's
       proposal will be viewed as an indicator of the Bidder's capability to provide the solution and

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       Bidder's interest in the project.

       7.34 Banned or Delisted Bidder

       Bidders have to give a declaration that they have not been banned or delisted by any
       Government, Quasi Government agencies, PSUs or PSBs and its subsidiaries. If a Bidder has
       been banned by any Government, Quasi Government agencies, PSUs or PSBs and its
       subsidiaries, this fact must be clearly stated .If this declaration is not given, the Bid will be
       rejected as non-responsive. This declaration will be submitted along with the Technical Bid.

       7.35 Compliance with Laws

       (a)   The Audit firm shall undertake to observe, adhere to, abide by, comply with and notify
             NHB about all laws in force or as are made applicable in future, pertaining to or
             applicable to them, their business, their employees or their obligations towards them
             and all purposes of this tender and shall indemnify, keep indemnified, hold harmless,
             defend       and       protect      NHB        and     its   employees/officers/staff/
             personnel/representatives/agents from any failure or omission on its part to do so and
             against all claims or demands of liability and all consequences that may occur or arise
             for any default or failure on its part to conform or comply with the above and all other
             statutory obligations arising there from.

       (b)   The Audit firm shall promptly and timely obtain all such consents, permissions,
             approvals, licenses, etc, as may be necessary or required for any of the purposes of this
             project or for the conduct of their own business under any applicable Law, Government
             Regulation/Guidelines and shall keep the same valid and in force during the term of
             the project, and in the event of any failure or omission to do so, shall indemnify, keep
             indemnified, hold harmless, defend, protect and fully compensate NHB and its
             employees/ officers/ staff/ personnel/ representatives/agents from and against all
             claims or demands of liability and all consequences that may occur or arise for any
             default or failure on its part to conform or comply with the above and all other statutory
             obligations arising there from and NHB shall give notice of any such claim or demand
             of liability within reasonable time to the Audit firm.

       (c)   In case NHB undergoes a merger, amalgamation, takeover, consolidation,
             reconstruction, change of ownership, etc., this Contract shall be considered to be
             assigned to the new entity and such an act shall not affect the rights of the Audit firm
             under this Contract.

       7.36 Intellectual Property Rights

       The Bidder warrants that in the event of its selection as the Concurrent Audit firm: -

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       (a)   The Inputs to be provided by it shall not infringe upon any third party intellectual
             property rights, including copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights of
             any nature whatsoever.

       (b)   It further warrants that the Deliverables shall not infringe upon any third party
             intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents and other intellectual
             property rights of any nature whatsoever.

       (c)   In the event that the Deliverables become the subject of a claim of violation or
             infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights, the Bidder shall, at its choice
             and expense: (a) procure for NHB the right to continue to use such Deliverables; (b)
             replace or modify such Deliverables to make them non-infringing, provided that the
             same function is performed by the replacement or modified Deliverables as the
             infringing Deliverables; or (c) if the rights to use cannot be procured or the Deliverables
             cannot be replaced or modified, accept the return of the Deliverables and reimburse
             NHB for any amounts paid to the Bidder for such Deliverables, along with the
             replacement costs incurred by NHB for procuring an equivalent equipment in addition
             to the penalties levied by NHB . However, NHB shall not bear any kind of expense,
             charge, fees or any kind of costs in this regard. Notwithstanding the remedies contained
             herein, the Bidder shall be responsible for payment of penalties in case service levels
             are not met because of inability of NHB to use the proposed solution.

       (d)   The indemnification obligations stated in this clause apply only in the event that the
             Indemnified Party provides the Indemnifying Party prompt written notice of such
             claims; grants the Indemnifying Party sole authority to defend, manage, negotiate or
             settle such claims; and makes available all reasonable assistance in defending the claims
             (at the expense of the Indemnifying Party). Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither
             party is authorized to agree to any settlement or compromise or the like which would
             require that the Indemnified Party make any payment or bear any other substantive
             obligation without the prior written consent of the Indemnified Party. The
             indemnification obligations stated in this clause reflect the entire liability of the parties
             for the matters addressed thereby.

       (e)   The Bidder acknowledges that business logics, work flows, delegation and decision
             making processes of NHB are of business sensitive nature and hence shall not be
             referred to other clients, agents or distributors of the software. The project shall be
             deemed as incomplete in case the desired objectives of the project as mentioned in the
             scope of the project are not met and in case the system is unable to facilitate the
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          7.37 False / Incomplete statement

          Any statement/declaration made by the Bidder, if proved wrong or false or incomplete or
          such as to withhold any information relevant to the award of the tender, at any stage of the
          tender/Bid process or in the event of his Bid/tender having been accepted at any stage of
          the contract, shall render his/their Bid(s)/tender(s)/contract(s) liable to be
          cancelled/rescinded, in addition to the followings:

          a. If such statement is found at the tender stage, his total earnest money shall be forfeited
             and tender will be summarily rejected.
          b. b. In case such a statement is found at the contract stage appropriate action as decided
             by NHB shall be applicable.

       9.      Bids (Technical & Commercial) and Bid Evaluation Methodology

     i.        Bid Evaluation Methodology

               Introduction

                  a. To meet the Bank's requirements, as spelt out in the RFP, the selected Bidder must
                     have the requisite experience in providing services in the field of Concurrent Audit
                     that would be required to successfully provide the services sought by the Bank, for
                     the entire period of the contract. The evaluation process of the bids proposed to be
                     adopted by the Bank is indicated below. The purpose of it is only to provide the
                     Bidder an idea of the evaluation process that the Bank may adopt. The Bank
                     reserves the right to modify the evaluation process at any time during the Tender
                     process (before submission of technical and commercial responses by the
                     prospective bidder), without assigning any reason, whatsoever, and without any
                     requirement of intimating the Bidders of any such change. Any time during the
                     process of evaluation the Bank may seek specific clarifications from any or all the
                     Bidder.
                  b. It may please be noted that the Bank reserves the right to reject any proposal in
                     case same is found incomplete or not submitted in the specified format given in
                     this RFP document.
                  c. The details of `Minimum Eligibility Criteria', provided by the bidder in its response
                     to this RFP, will be evaluated first, based on the criteria described in section. The
                     technical and commercial responses to this RFP will be considered further only for
                     those bidders who meet the Minimum Eligibility Criteria.

    ii.        The technical and commercial response evaluation will be based on the criteria described
               in following section onwards.


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              a. Minimum Eligibility Criteria
       S No       Criteria
       1.         The Bidder should be a Chartered Accountancy Firm, Partnership Firm/
                  Limited Liability Partnership Firm registered with ICAI. Format A may
                  be filled.
       2.         During last five years ( i.e. between 01.4.2013 to 31.03.2018) the Bidder
                  should have carried out Concurrent Audit of Treasury Operations of at
                  least one SCB/All India FI (including audits currently being conducted),
                  having investment size of more than Rs. 1000 Crore as on March 31, 2018).
                  Format B to be filled along with Annexed supporting documents.

       3.         The Bidder should have minimum 2 Full time CA partners (as on date of
                  commencement date of sale of RFP). Format C to be filled along with
                  Annexed supporting documents.
       4.         The Bidder should have its own office in Delhi NCR/ Mumbai
                  Metropolitan Region (MMR). Format D to be filled along with
                  Declaration on the letterhead.
       5.         The Bidder firms should not have been black listed/ debarred by any
                  Government Financial Institutions /Banks/ RBI/ ICAI/ IBA /
                  Government / Semi Government Departments/ PSUs / in India during
                  last 5 years and Blacklisting should not be in force. Format E to be filled
                  along with Declaration on the letterhead.
       6.         The Bidder should not be owned or controlled by any Director or
                  Employee of National Housing Bank, both present and those who have
                  retired in the last two Years, or by any of their Relatives. Further, the
                  Bidder shall not engage any of the foregoing persons as partners,
                  employees or contractors for any work whether connected with the
                  "Assignment/ Job/ Engagement" nor shall they benefit directly or
                  indirectly from the "Assignment/ Job/ Engagement" in any manner.
                  Format F to be filled along with Declaration on the letterhead.
       7.         The Bidder or its subsidiary or sister concern should not have been
                  engaged with National Housing Bank as Internal Auditors/Statutory
                  Auditors/Tax Consultant/IndAS Consultant within last three years. ( as
                  on closing date of bid) Format G to be filled along with Declaration on the
                  letterhead.


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             8.         Average annual professional income of the firm during last three years
                        i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18 should be minimum Rs. 2 Crore. Format G
                        to be filled along with Declaration on the letterhead. Format H to be filled
                        along with Declaration on the letterhead.

    A.            Bidder should submit documentary evidence (acceptable to the Bank) of the
                  Information given in the related formats in respect of all above mentioned criteria
                  while submitting the proposal. Proposal of bidder who do not fulfill the above criteria
                  or who fail to submit documentary evidence to the satisfaction of the Bank would be
                  rejected.

    B.            Bidders fulfilling the Minimum Eligibility Criteria will only be considered for further
                  technical evaluation.

        i.        Technical bids received from the Bidder will be opened at the scheduled time in the
                  presence of available bidders.
      ii.         The Technical Bids who will obtain the Technical Score of 60 or more in part I ( S.No. 1 to
                  5 in Table mentioned below) out of 75 marks are only eligible for the presentation.

                     b. The technical bid will be analyzed and evaluated, based on which the Technical
                        Score (TS) shall be assigned to each bid. The mark distribution criteria of the
                        Technical evaluation are as follows:

                     Mark Distributions (Maximum Points 100)
 S                 Details                                                                    Marks
 No
                                                      Part I
   1.        Existence of the firm in the field of providing Audit services ( Max Marks
             15)
                                                                                                15
             More than 20 Years                                                                 10
             More than 15 but  20 Years                                                         05
             More than 10 but  15 Years                                                         02
              10 Years
   2.        The number of professional staff (excluding typists, stenographers,
             computer operators, secretary/ies and subordinate staff etc.), consisting
             of audit and articled clerks with knowledge in book-keeping and
             accountancy and engaged in accountancy and Audit:

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        (Bidder will provide a list of staff signed by authorized signatory on their
        letter head which will include Qualification, designation, No of year of
        Experience etc.) (Max Marks: 15)


        More than 50                                                                   15
        More than 40 but  50                                                           10
        More than 30 but  40                                                           07
        More than 20 but  30                                                           05
   3.   No of Concurrent Audit of Branch (having treasury function) of SCB/All
        India FIs, having investment size of more than Rs. 1000 Crores as on
        March 31,2018 in the last 5 years ( i.e. between 01.4.2013 to 31.03.2018)
        (Max Marks: 15):


        More than 7                                                                    15
        More than 5 but  7                                                             10
        More than 3 but  5                                                             05
        More than 1 but  3                                                             02
   4.   No of Full time partners of the firm having association with the firm more
        than two years as a partner only( Max Marks: 15):


        More than 8                                                                    15
        More than 5 but  8                                                             10
        More than 2 but  5                                                             05
   5.   Average annual professional income of the firm during last three years
        i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 ( Max Marks: 15)


        More than 10 Crore                                                             15
        More than 7 but  10 Crore                                                      10
        More than 5 but  7 Crore                                                       05
        More than 2 but  5 Crore                                                       02
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     i.       Bidders have to provide certified copies of supporting documents against each criteria
              mentioned above, without which bid may be rejected.


    ii.       The minimum qualification score for the Technical Bids would be 75 (cut-off marks) out
              of Total 100 marks (Including marks for presentation).

    iii.      Financial Bid

     i.       Only firms successfully qualifying the requisite criteria of the Technical Bid process shall
              be considered eligible for the Financial Bid Round. The evaluation of the Financial Bids
              would be as follows:
    ii.       The lowest bid shall be assigned the maximum Financial Score of 100 points.
   iii.       The Financial Scores of the other Financial Bids will be computed relative to the lowest
              evaluated Financial Bid.
   iv.        The Financial Score computing methodology is as follows:
          ·   Financial Score (Bid under consideration) = 100x Price of the lowest bid
                                                             Price of the bid under consideration
    v.        Final Processing


          ·   Proposals would be ranked according to their Final Score arrived at by combining
              Technical and Financial Scores as follows:
              Final Score = Technical Score x T + Financial Score x F
              (T - Weightage given to the Technical Bid, F - Weightage given to the Financial Bid,
              T + F = 1)
              Weightage for the bids are as follows:


                          Technical Bid T                                         60%
                          Financial Bid F                                         40%
                          Total Weightage                                         100%


              The firm achieving the highest combined Technical and Financial Score will be invited for
              negotiations.
              The Bank reserves the right to revise the evaluation criteria, methodology, distribution
              points and weight age; if it finds it necessary.
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     10.   Commercial Terms and Conditions

     Bidders are requested to note following commercial terms and conditions for this project.

     10.1 Currency

     The Bidder is requested to quote in Indian Rupees (`INR'). Bids in currencies other than INR
     may not be considered.

     10.2 Price

     a)   The Price quoted by the Bidder should include all type of costs.
     b)   The price should be valid and firm for full contract period of three years.
     c)   The price should be inclusive of all taxes (except GST), duties, levies charges,
          transportation, insurance, as per Commercial Bid.
     d) The price quoted by the Bidder shall remain firm during the Bidder's performance of
          the contract i.e., for a period of three years which may be extended, if required, by NHB.
          Bid submitted with adjustable price quotation will be treated as non-responsive and will
          be rejected.
     e)   Bid submitted with adjustable price quotation will be treated as non-responsive and will
          be rejected.
      f) Based on the contracted rates, NHB at its discretion may place repeat order/s annually
         after performance review of the previous year/assignment.
     g) For any future requirement, order will be placed at the contracted man-day rate as
          mentioned in the Commercial Proposal & as per applicable terms of this RFP. Failure in
          accepting the order will attract terms of penalty & termination of this RFP, at discretion
          of NHB.


     10.3 Payment Terms

     Any payment will be released only after submission of PBG & post-signing of SLA & NDA as
     per the following payment terms.

     The Service Provider's shall be paid on a quarterly basis based on invoices raised by the Service
     Provider after completion of the Audit and submission of the final reports to the Bank and
     subject to meeting the deliverables detailed in RFP.


     10.4 Payment in case of termination of contract


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     In case the contract is terminated payment towards services will be made on pro rata basis, for
     the period services have been delivered, after deducting applicable penalty and TDS/other
     applicable taxes.

     11.   General Terms and Conditions

     11.1 The Bidder is expected to peruse all instructions, forms, terms and specifications in this
          RFP and its Annexures. Failure to furnish all information required in the RFP
          Documents, in the formats prescribed or submission of a proposal not substantially
          responsive or submission of unnecessary additional information as part of response to
          this RFP Document may result in rejection of the proposal.

     11.2 All such amendments made by NHB to the RFP shall become part and parcel of the RFP
          and same will be notified on NHB's website. The Bidders are required to have a watch
          on NHB's website for any such amendment.

     11.3 Bidders must take into consideration each and every line of this RFP document while
          preparing technical and commercial proposal for the project. Bidders are requested to
          get any issue clarified by NHB before submitting the responses/Bids. The Bids submitted
          should be complete in all respect meeting all deliverables under the project. It will be the
          sole responsibility of the successful Bidder to deliver each and everything as per the
          scope of the work during the contracted period. NHB will not be responsible in case of
          any requirement is underestimated or any requirement is not interpreted in right
          perspective.

     11.4 NHB reserves the right to change the requirement specifications and ask for the revised
          Bids or the tendering process without assigning any reasons.

      11.5 NHB shall be under no obligation to accept the lowest or any other offer/Bid received in
          response to this RFP and shall be entitled to reject any or all offers including those
          received late or incomplete offers, without assigning any reason whatsoever. NHB
          reserves the right to make any changes in the terms and conditions of contract. NHB will
          not be obliged to meet and have discussions with any Bidder, and or to consider any
          representations. NHB reserves the right to accept or reject, fully or partially, any or all
          offers without assigning any reason. The decision of NHB in this regard is final and no
          further correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

     11.6 Although service window is 1000 Hrs to 1800 Hrs, the selected Bidder must provide
          services beyond the above time in case of urgent requirement of NHB without any extra
          cost.

     11.7 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the contract, NHB shall be at
          liberty to invoke the Performance Bank Guarantee in addition to other remedies available
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           to it under the contract or otherwise if the successful Bidder fails to fulfill any of the
           terms of contract / order or commits breach of any terms and conditions of the contract.

     11.8 On faithful and satisfactory execution of assignments under the contract in all respects,
          the PBG of the successful Bidder will be released by NHB, if not forfeited due to any
          reason as provided herein, after a period of 100 days after completion/execution of the
          assignments/contract.

     11.9 Bidder must deploy manpower having requisite qualification, experience, skill-set etc.
          for the project/contract.

     11.10 NHB reserves the right to call for any additional information and also reserves the right
           to reject the proposal of any Bidder if in the opinion of NHB, the information furnished
           is incomplete or the Bidder does not qualify for the contract.

     11.11 The scope of the proposal shall be on the basis of single point responsibility, completely
           covering the products and services specified under this RFP, on end-to-end solution
           basis.

     11.12 The Commercial and Technical Bids will have to be signed on all pages of the Bid by the
           authorized signatory. Unsigned Bids would be treated as incomplete and would be
           rejected.

     11.13 By submitting proposal/bid, the Bidder agrees to promptly execute contract with NHB
           for any work awarded to the Bidder. Failure on the part of the awarded Bidder to execute
           a valid contract/service level agreement with NHB, will relieve NHB of any obligation
           to the Bidder, and a different Bidder may be selected.

     11.14 Time and quality of the service are the essence of this agreement/contract. Failure to
           adhere to the same will be considered as breach of the terms and conditions of the
           contract.

     11.15 Penalty

          The monthly consolidated report for Head Office and Mumbai Regional Office in the
          prescribed format should be submitted by 10th of succeeding month. Delay beyond this
          may cause 0.25% penalty of the Invoice amount of the per day delay with a maximum of
          5% of the Invoice amount. In the event, the default in submission of monthly report still
          continues beyond the period for which maximum penalty is prescribed, the Bank may at
          its discretion end take appropriate action including termination of the contract.



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          Penalty for absence of the personals:

                     i. In the case of absence (apart from allowed leaves) of a resource during
                        project period, no payment may be made for the days a resource is absent
                        (Per day payment will be calculated based on man-day rate). In addition, a
                        penalty of Rs 1000/- per working day per resource will be levied on such
                        absence. In the event, the default continues beyond the period of five
                        working days, the Bank may at its discretion end take appropriate action
                        including termination of the contract.
                    ii. Penalty would be deducted from the applicable payments consolidated on
                        quarterly basis.

   In this regard, resources shall be advised to strictly adhere to the office timings (10:00 AM to 6:00
   PM).

   However, for any reasons, if it is mutually agreed between the Bank and the bidder in writing,
   Bank may waive the above penalties. The Bank reserves the right to terminate the services, if the
   assignment is not proceeding in accordance with the terms of contract by issuing a notice of two
   months
      11.16 Removal and/or Replacement of Personnel

     a)    If, for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Audit firm, it becomes necessary
           to replace any of the Key Personnel (personnel according to NHB engaged for key
           assignments under the contract by the Audit firm), the audit firm shall forthwith provide
           as a replacement a person of equivalent or better qualifications and skills. In case of a
           critical vacancy, the Audi firm shall provide a temporary resource for not more than 2
           months. The temporary resource shall be of equivalent qualifications and shall be paid
           not more than 90% of the agreed rate of the personnel being replaced.

     b)    If NHB finds that any of the Personnel have (i) committed serious misconduct or has
           been charged with having committed a criminal action, or (ii) have reasonable cause to
           be dissatisfied with the performance of any of the Personnel, then the audit firm shall, at
           NHB's written request specifying the grounds therefore, forthwith provide as a
           replacement a person with qualifications and experience acceptable to NHB.

     c)    For any of the Personnel provided as a replacement under Clauses (i) and (ii) above, the
           rate of remuneration applicable to such person as well as any reimbursable expenditures
           (including expenditures due to the number of eligible dependents) the audit firm may
           wish to claim as a result of such replacement, shall be subject to the prior written
           approval by NHB. Except as NHB may otherwise agree, (i) the audit firm shall bear all
           additional travel and other costs arising out of or incidental to any removal and/or
           replacement, and (ii) the remuneration to be paid for any of the Personnel provided as a


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           replacement shall not exceed the remuneration which would have been payable to the
           personnel replaced.


     11.17 Acceptance of Work Order/Letter of Award

     NHB will notify the successful Bidder in writing by issuing a letter of award/work order in
     duplicate. The successful Bidder has to return the duplicate copy to NHB within 7 working
     days from the date of the letter of award/work order duly accepted, and signed by Authorized
     Signatory in token of acceptance. However, NHB has a right to cancel the letter of award/work
     order, if the same is not accepted within the stipulated period.
     11.18 Definitive Agreement

     The successful Bidder will sign Service Level Agreement (SLA) substantially in the format as
     provided in Annexure XV and the Confidentiality cum Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in
     Annexure XVI with NHB within 15 days of the letter of award (LoA) or within such extended
     period as may be decided by NHB. All expenses, stamp duty and other charges/ expenses in
     connection with the execution of the Agreement/s as a result of this RFP process shall be borne
     by successful Bidder. Copy of Board resolution or power of attorney showing that the
     signatory has been duly authorized to sign the acceptance letter, contract and non-disclosure
     agreement, should be submitted.

     11.19 Taxes

     Only Statutory taxes/cess/levies will be paid by NHB on actual basis as per statutory rates
     prevalent during the period of service provided. All other charges as applicable will be borne
     by the Bidder. NHB is authorized to make such tax deduction at source as may be necessary
     as per law/rules in force in respect of payments made to the Auditors.

     11.20 Liquidated Damages

     If the audit firm fails to complete the due performance of the contract in accordance with the
     specifications and conditions agreed during the final contract negotiations, NHB reserves the
     right to recover damages maximum of Bank Guarantee Value for non-performance/delayed
     performance as and by way of liquidated damages from the applicable payments consolidated
     on quarterly basis.

     11.21 Use of Contract Documents and Information

     The Bidder shall not, without NHB's prior written consent, make use of any document or
     information provided by NHB in Bid document or otherwise except for purposes of
     performing the contract.


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     11.22 Assignment

     The successful bidder shall not assign/subcontract, in whole or in part, its obligations to
     perform under the contract, except with NHB's prior written consent.

     11.23 Duration of Contract

             The contract will be valid for three years from the date of implementation of project. Bank
             will enter into a service contract with successful bidder for a period of 3 years from the
             date of implementation of project. The same will be renewed on yearly basis subject to
             satisfactory performance review.

     11.24 Pre-Contract Integrity Pact Clause (To be included as and when required on case to
           case basis)

     An "Pre-Contract Integrity Pact" would be signed between NHB and the Bidder. This is a
     binding agreement between NHB and Bidders. Under this Pact, the Bidders agree with the
     Buyer to carry out the assignment in a specified manner. The format of Pre-Contract Integrity
     Pact will be as per Annexure - XIV.

     The following set of sanctions shall be enforced for any violation by a Bidder of its
     commitments or undertakings under the Integrity Pact:

     (i)       Denial or loss of contracts;
     (ii)      Forfeiture of the EMD/Bid security and performance bond/PBG;
     (iii)     Liability for damages to the principal and the competing Bidders; and
     (iv)      Debarment of the violator by NHB for an appropriate period of time.

     The Bidders are also advised to have a company code of conduct (clearly rejecting the use of
     bribes and other unethical behavior compliance program for the implementation of the code
     of conduct throughout the company.




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                                   Annexures




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                                   Annexure ­ I (Bidder Information)
   Please provide following information about the Company (Attach separate sheet if required): -
    S. No. Information                                      Particulars / Response
       1.    Name of the firm
       2.    Date of Incorporation
       3.    Type of firm
             [Govt/PSU/Pub.          Ltd      /       Pvt.
             Ltd/partnership/proprietary]
       4.    Registration No. and date of registration.
             Registration Certificate to be enclosed
       5.    Address of Registered Office with contact
             numbers [phone /fax]
       6.    PAN No
       7.    Contact Details of Bidder authorized to make commitments to NHB
       8.    Name
       9.    Designation
       10. FAX No
       11. Mail ID
       12. Company Head Office and Addresses
             Contact Person(s)
             Phone
             Fax
             E-mail
             Website
       13. Any pending or past litigation (within Yes/No/Comments (if option is `Yes')
             three years)? If yes please give details      (If option is `Yes' Bidder may Not be
             Also mention the details of claims and considered)
             complaints received in the last three years
             (About the Company / Services provided
             by the company).
       14.   Please mention turnover and Net Year                 Turnover    Net
             Profit/Loss for last three years and                             Profit/Loss(-)
             include the copies of Balance Sheet in
             support of it.


   Audited/CA certificate of Balance sheet and Profit & Loss accounts for last 3 years to be
   submitted.

   Authorized Signatories
   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:

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                             Annexure ­ II(Bidder Experience Details)

            Bidder's experience in Audit
        1.
            field ____________ (in years)
            a) Experience in India
            b) Global experience
            Details of minimum three
            service      contracts      on
    2.      _________________ executed
            with        Public       Sector
            Banks/FIs/Ministry of India.
            No. of qualified personnel
       3.
            employed
            Number of operating offices in
       4.
            India
            Details of Operating Offices in
       5.
            India
   Authorized Signatories

   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:




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                        Annexure ­ III (Compliance Statement Declaration)


   We hereby undertake and agree to abide by all the terms and conditions stipulated by NHB in
   this RFP including all addendum, corrigendum etc. (Any deviation may result in disqualification
   of Bids).

   Authorized Signatories


   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:




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                                  Annexure ­ IV (List of Deviations)

   We certify that the services offered by us for tender confirms to the requirement stipulated as per
   this RFP with the following deviations

   Bidders are requested to provide details of all deviations, comments and observations or
   suggestions in the following format with seal and signature. You are also requested to provide a
   reference of the page number, state the clarification point and the comment/ suggestion/
   deviation that you propose as shown below.

   NHB may at its sole discretion accept or reject all or any of the deviations, however it may be
   noted that the acceptance or rejection of any deviation by NHB will not entitle the Bidder to
   submit a revised Bid.

   List of deviations

   1) ___________________________________________________________
   2) ___________________________________________________________
   3) ___________________________________________________________

    (If left blank it will be construed that there is no deviation from the specifications given above)
   (The decision of NHB is final towards evaluation of the Bid documents)


   Authorized Signatories


   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:




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                              Annexure ­V (Minimum Eligibility Criteria)

       S No       Criteria
       1.         The Bidder should be a Chartered Accountancy Firm, Partnership Firm/
                  Limited Liability Partnership Firm registered with ICAI. Format A may
                  be filled.
       2.         During last five years ( i.e. between 01.4.2013 to 31.03.2018) the Bidder
                  should have carried out Concurrent Audit of Treasury Operations of at
                  least one SCB/All India FI (including audits currently being conducted),
                  having investment size of more than Rs. 1000 Crore as on March 31, 2018).
                  Format B to be filled along with Annexed supporting documents.

       3.         The Bidder should have minimum 2 Full time CA partners (as on date of
                  commencement date of sale of RFP). Format C to be filled along with
                  Annexed supporting documents.
       4.         The Bidder should have its own office in Delhi NCR/ Mumbai
                  Metropolitan Region (MMR). Format D to be filled along with
                  Declaration on the letterhead.
       5.         The Bidder firms should not have been black listed/ debarred by any
                  Government Financial Institutions /Banks/ RBI/ ICAI/ IBA /
                  Government / Semi Government Departments/ PSUs / in India during
                  last 5 years and Blacklisting should not be in force. Format E to be filled
                  along with Declaration on the letterhead.
       6.         The Bidder should not be owned or controlled by any Director or
                  Employee of National Housing Bank, both present and those who have
                  retired in the last two Years, or by any of their Relatives. Further, the
                  Bidder shall not engage any of the foregoing persons as partners,
                  employees or contractors for any work whether connected with the
                  "Assignment/ Job/ Engagement" nor shall they benefit directly or
                  indirectly from the "Assignment/ Job/ Engagement" in any manner.
                  Format F to be filled along with Declaration on the letterhead.
       7.         The Bidder or its subsidiary or sister concern should not have been
                  engaged with National Housing Bank as Internal Auditors/Statutory
                  Auditors/Tax Consultant/IndAS Consultant within last three years. ( as
                  on closing date of bid) Format G to be filled along with Declaration on the
                  letterhead.
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       8.         Average annual professional income of the firm during last three years
                  i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17 & 2017-18 should be minimum Rs. 2 Crore. Format G
                  to be filled along with Declaration on the letterhead. Format H to be filled
                  along with Declaration on the letterhead.


   Format A :
    Name of the Category            (Partership, ICAI        Registration Reference
    firm        LLP etc.)                        date                     document     with
                                                                          reference number




   Format B :
    Name of Category(SCB/AIFI)    Period                     of Order           Reference
    the Bank alongwith investment Concurrent                    Value           document     with
             size as on March 31, Audit                                         reference number
             2018.




   Format C:


    Name          of CA Membership No             Date of association Reference document
    Partner                                       with the firm.      with reference number




   Format D:


    Location                  Office Address         Name of the Partner Reference document
                                                     associated with the with       reference

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                                                  office              number
    Delhi NCR
    Mumbai MMR


   Format E:
    Has the bidder been black listed/ debarred by any Yes/No
    Government Financial Institutions /Banks/ RBI/
    ICAI/ IBA / Government / Semi Government
    Departments/ PSUs / in India during last 5 years.
    If yes , Name of the entity who has black listed
    Reason there of
   . Format F :
    Is Bidder owned or controlled by any Director or Yes/No
    Employee of National Housing Bank, both present
    and those who have retired in the last two Years, or
    by any of their Relatives.
    If yes , Details of so


   Format G:
    Have The Bidder or its subsidiary or sister have been Yes/No
    engaged with National Housing Bank as Consultant
    or Auditors with in last one year.
    If yes , Details of so


   Format H :
    Year                          Turn Over                Reference document




   Authorized Signatories
   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:


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                            Annexure ­ VI (Technical Bid Covering Letter)

   Date:

   To
   The ________________
   National Housing Bank,
   All Audits Department
   Head Office
   Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
   New Delhi ­ 110003

   Dear Sir,

   Technical Bid ­ Concurrent Audit Services

   We, the undersigned, offer to provide services for the above-mentioned assignment, in
   accordance with your RFP document [Insert RFP Number] dated [Insert Date]. We are hereby
   submitting our Proposal, which includes Minimum Eligibility Criteria, this Technical Proposal
   and a commercial Proposal. The minimum eligibility criteria and technical proposal are put in
   one envelope and the commercial proposal in separate envelope.

   We understand you are not bound to accept any proposal you receive.

   Dated at ______ / ______ day of _______ 2018.

   Yours faithfully,
   For

   Signature
   Name:

   Address:
   (Authorised Signatory)




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                                Annexure ­VII (Technical Bid Format)

   Bidder response to the Technical Bid of this RFP document must be provided as detailed in
   chapter 7. Any extra information may be provided as separate section at the end of Technical Bid
   document. Technical Bid should be submitted with covering letter.

        1. Details as detailed as below mentioned under Table 1:____

        2. List of deviations (as per Annexure -IV )

        3. Technical Bid Covering Letter (as per Annexure ­VI)

        4. Others as described above.

        Note: Bidder must submit softcopy of complete technical Bid inside the sealed envelope
        meant for `Technical Proposal".

   Table 1 :

 S           Details                                                                    Marks
 No
                                               Part I
   1.    Existence of the firm in the field of providing Audit services ( Max Marks
         15) (Format A to be filled in)
                                                                                         15
         More than 20 Years                                                              10
         More than 15 but  20 Years                                                      05
         More than 10 but  15 Years                                                      02
          10 Years
   2.    The number of professional staff (excluding typists, stenographers,
         computer operators, secretary/ies and subordinate staff etc.), consisting
         of audit and articled clerks with knowledge in book-keeping and
         accountancy and engaged in accountancy and Audit: (Format B to be
         filled in)


         (Bidder will provide a list of staff signed by authorized signatory on their
         letter head which will include Qualification, designation, No of year of
         Experience etc.) (Max Marks: 15)


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                                                                                     15
        More than 50                                                                 10
        More than 40 but  50                                                         07
        More than 30 but  40                                                         05
        More than 20 but  30
   3.   No of Concurrent Audit of Branch (having treasury function) of SCB/All
        India FIs, having investment size of more than Rs. 1000 Crores as on
        March 31,2018 in the last 5 years ( i.e. between 01.4.2013 to 31.03.2018)
        (Max Marks: 15): (Format C to be filled in)


        More than 7                                                                  15
        More than 5 but  7                                                           10
        More than 3 but  5                                                           05
        More than 1 but  3                                                           02
   4.   No of Full time partners of the firm having association with the firm more
        than two years as a partner only( Max Marks: 15): (Format D to be filled
        in)
                                                                                     15
        More than 8                                                                  10
        More than 5 but  8                                                           05
        More than 2 but  5
   5.   Average annual professional income of the firm during last three years
        i.e. 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 ( Max Marks: 15) (Format E to be filled
        in)
                                                                                     15
        More than 10 Crore                                                           10
        More than 7 but  10 Crore                                                    05
        More than 5 but  7 Crore                                                     02
        More than 2 but  5 Crore
                                            Part II
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   Format A:

    Name of the Bidder      Establishment date of the firm*        Reference document with
                                                                   referencing number

    If Name/ category of the bidder and Established firm is not same then event chain along
    with supporting document must be given.


   Format B :
    Name      Professional Staff (excluding typists,       Reference document with
    of the    stenographers, computer operators,           referencing number
    Firm      secretary/ies and subordinate staff etc.),
              consisting of audit and articled clerks with
              knowledge in book-keeping and
              accountancy and engaged in accountancy
              and Audit




   Format C:

    Name of       Category(SCB/AIFI) Period of           Order           Reference
    the Bank      alongwith investment Concurrent        Value           document
                  size as on March 31, Audit                             with
                  2018.                                                  referencing
                                                                         number




   Format D :
    Name of         CA Membership No         Date of association     Reference
    Partner                                  with the firm.          document with
                                                                     referencing
                                                                     number




   Format E :

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    Year                      Average revenue            Reference document with
                              professional income        referencing number




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                         Annexure ­VIII (Commercial Bid Covering Letter)


   The ___________________
   National Housing Bank,
   All Audits Department
   Head Office,
   Core 5-A, 3rd Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
   New Delhi ­ 110003

   Dear Sir,

   Commercial Bid Concurrent Audit Service

   We, the undersigned, offer to provide services for the above-mentioned assignment, in
   accordance with your Request for Proposal [______________Insert RFP Number] dated
   [___________], and our Proposal (Technical and Commercial Proposals). The Total fee is
   exclusive of all taxes, duties, charges and levies (as applicable and payable under the laws) and
   out of pocket expenses that we might incur and there will be no additional charges.

   Our commercial proposal shall be binding upon us, subject to the modifications resulting from
   contract discussions, up to expiration of the validity period of the Proposal i.e. __________up to
   ___________[date].

   Yours faithfully,
   For ............

   Signature

   Name
   Address


   (Authorised Signatory)
   Date:




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                              Annexure ­IX (Commercial Bid Format)

   The structure of the Bidder's commercial response to this RFP must be as per following order.
   The Commercial Bid Response must be submitted with Commercial Bid covering letter, format
   of which is given at the end this section.


    S. No.                               Services                                    Price in (INR)
    1.      Monthly Charges towards Concurrent Audit Services as defined in
            scope of work*: X (Weightage 80%)
    2.      Daily charges towards additional onsite manpower: Y (Minimum
            Qualification: CA with two years post qualification experience)
            (Weightage 10%)
    3.      Daily charges towards additional onsite manpower: Z ( With
            minimum experience of auditing : 12-15 months.) (Weightage 10%)
   * Including mandatory manpower sought under Scope of work.

   Price to be considered for Commercial evaluation C = {.8X+.1(22*Y)+.1(22*Z)}

   Bidders are requested to note the following:
                 · All the details must be provided as per format. Incomplete formats will result
                   in rejection of the proposal.
                 · Masked commercial Bids must be given with technical Bid. All the pages of
                   commercial Bids must be sealed and signed by authorized signatory.
                 · All the quoted costs will be exclusive of all applicable statutory
                   taxes/cess/charges.
                 · Bidder must submit softcopy of complete commercial Bid inside the sealed
                   envelope meant for `Commercial Proposal'.
                 · All the rates must be quoted in INR.
                 · The prices in any form or by any reasons should not be disclosed in the technical
                   or other parts of the Bid except in the commercial Bid. Failure to do so will
                   make the Bid liable to be rejected.
                 · The commercials quoted in the commercial Bid are valid for six months from
                   the date of opening of commercial Bids.


   Authorized Signatories


   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:



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                                  Annexure ­ X (ECS MANDATE)

                              [To be submitted along with Technical Bid]

                                          ECS MANDATE
   FORM FOR PROVIDING DETAILS OF BANK ACCOUNT FOR CREDIT OF PAYMENT
   FROM NATIONAL HOUSING BANK
   (Please fill in the information in CAPITAL LETTERS)

   1. Name of the Bidder             _________________________________________________
   2. Address of the Bidder          _________________________________________________

                                City: ____________________ Pin Code: ______________
   E-mail id:                   _________________________________________________
   Phone /Mobile No.            _________________________________________________
   Permanent Account Number (PAN)      ___________________________________________
   Service Tax Registration No.   _______________________________________________
   TIN No.                      _________________________________________________
   3. Particulars of Bank Account
   A. Name of Account same as in the Bank: ___________________________________________
   B. Name of the Bank:                       ___________________________________________
   C. Name of the Branch:                 _______________________________________________
   D. Address of the Branch with Tel No.           ______________________________________
                                        _________________________________________________
   E. Account No. (appearing in Cheque book): _________________________________________
   F. Account Type (SB, Current, etc.): _________________________________________________
   G. MICR No.                          _________________________________________________
   H. IFSC Code of the bank branch: ________________

   I/We hereby authorize National Housing Bank to credit payment(s) to my/our above bank
   account by ECS. # (#ECS will accepted on centers where the facility is available).

   I/We hereby declare that the particular given above are correct and complete. If the transaction
   is delayed or not effected at all by ECS for reasons of incomplete or incorrect information, I/we
   would not hold National Housing Bank responsible. I also undertake to advise any change in the
   particulars of my account to facilitate updation of records for purpose of credit of amount
   through RTGS/NEFT.

   I also agree that without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, in the event National
   Housing Bank is not able to carry out the ECS instructions given by me, National Housing Bank
   may make such arrangements for payment as deemed appropriate by it, for effecting the
   transaction.


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   Place:
   Date:                                                          Authorized Signatory/ies

   Certified that the particulars furnished above are correct as per our records.

   Bank's Stamp:
   Date:
   Signature of the Authorized Official of the Bank




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                             Annexure XI (Letter of Competence Format)

                              [To be submitted along with Technical Bid]

                            [To be executed on a non- judicial stamp paper]


   Letter of Competence for Quoting against NHB's RFP No. /.................

   This is to certify that we ______________________________________ [Insert name of Bidder],
   Address ________________________________ are fully competent to undertake and successfully
   deliver the scope of services mentioned in the above RFP. This proposal is being made after fully
   understanding the objectives of the project and requirements like experience etc.

   We certify that the quality and number of resources to be deployed by us for the purpose will be
   adequate to meet the requirement and provide the services professionally and competently.

   We also certify that all the information given by in response to this RFP is true and correct.

   Authorized Signatories


   (Name & Designation, seal of the company)
   Date:




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                      Annexure XII (Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Key Personnel)

     Marks will be awarded where complete details are provided. It is mandatory that Bidder to
     provide details of project handled, brief of the assignment, period for each of the resource
     proposed relevant to scope of the tender. Each resource deployed shall provide self-
     certificate indicating relevant experience of tender scope.
     Format
     1) Proposed Position [only one candidate shall be nominated for each position Expert]:
     2) Resource Name:
     3) Nationality:
     4) Date of Birth
     5) Educational Qualifications:
         [Indicate college/university and other specialized education of staff member, giving
         names of institutions, degrees obtained, and dates of obtainment]:
     6) Certifications and Trainings attended:
     7) No. of years of experience
     8) Total No. of years with the firm
     9) Areas of expertise and no. of years of experience in this area (as required for the
         Profile - mandatory):
     Sno Project Name Year & Period             Brief of      Project           Project
                             spent on project the Project     Relevance to      Customer
                                                              scope of work     Name,
                                                              of this RFP       Contact Details
                                                              (section details) & Address




     10) Languages [For each language indicate proficiency: good, fair, or poor in speaking,
         reading, and writing]:


     11) Membership of Professional Associations:

     12) Employment Record [Starting with present position and last 2 firms, list in reverse
         order, giving for each employment (see format here below): dates of employment,
         name of employing organization, positions held.]:


     From (Year):                To   (Year):
     Purchaser:

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     13) Positions held:
     Detailed Tasks                Relevant Work Undertaken that Best Illustrates the
     Assigned                      experience as required for the Role (provide maximum of 6
                                   citations of 10 lines each)
                                   (Among the assignments in which the staff has been involved,
                                   indicate the following information for those assignments that
                                   best illustrate staff capability to handle the tasks listed under
                                   point 14 and as required for the role as listed in ,,List of the
                                   key professional positions whose CV and experience
                                   would be evaluated)

                                   Name of assignment or project:
                                   Year:
                                   Location:
                                   Purchaser:
                                   Main project features:
                                   Positions held:
                                   Value of Project (approximate value or range value):

     14) Certification:
     I, the undersigned, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, this CV correctly
     describes myself, my qualifications, and my experience. I understand that any wilful
     misstatement described herein may lead to my disqualification or dismissal, from the
     assignment if engaged.


     Date:

     (Signature of staff member or authorized representative of the staff)
     Full name of Authorized Representative:




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                                 Annexure XIII (Escalation Matrix)


   We declare that we will adhere to following Escalation matrix during our service contract period
   with NHB:
    Levels                                          Name of the Concerned person , Designation
                                                    and Contact Details
    Level 1 Escalation
    Level 2 Escalation
    Level 3 Escalation




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                               Annexure XIV Pre Contract Integrity Pact
                             (To be executed on a non- judicial stamp paper)

           This pre-bid/pre-contract Agreement (hereinafter called "this Integrity Pact") between,
           the National Housing Bank, a bank established under the provisions of the National
           Housing Bank Act, 1987 having its Head Office at Core 5A, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi
           Road, New Delhi-110003 represented through Shri/Ms ________ , (Designation)
           (hereinafter called "NHB", which expression shall mean and include, unless the context
           otherwise requires, its successors in office and assigns) of the First Part
                                                      AND
           M/s _______________________ represented by Shri________, Chief Executive Officer
           (hereinafter called the "Bidder" which expression shall mean and include, unless the
           context otherwise requires, his successors and permitted assigns) of the Second Part.

           (The party of the First Part and the party of the Second Part are hereinafter collectively referred
           to as the "Parties" and individually as the "Party")

           WHEREAS NHB proposes to procure ___________________ (name of the
           items/services) as mentioned in the RFP No._______________________ ("RFP") and the
           Bidder is willing to offer/has offered _____________________ (name of the
           items/services) as desired by NHB in terms of the RFP;

           WHEREAS the Bidder is a private company/public company/Government
           undertaking/ partnership/registered export agency, constituted in accordance with the
           relevant law in the matter and NHB is a statutory body established under the Act of
           Parliament;

           WHEREAS to avoid all forms of corruption by following a system that is fair,
           transparent and free from any influence/prejudiced dealings prior to, during and
           subsequent to the currency of the contract to be entered into with a view to:-

           (i) enabling NHB to obtain the desired said stores/equipment/services at a competitive
                price in conformity with the defined specifications by avoiding the high cost and the
                distortionary impact of corruption on public procurement and
           (ii) enabling Bidders to abstain from bribing or indulging in any corrupt practice in
                order to secure the contract by providing assurance to them that their competitors
                will also abstain from bribing and other corrupt practices and NHB will commit to
                prevent corruption, in any form, by its officials by following transparent procedures.

           AND WHEREAS the Parties hereto hereby agree to enter into this Integrity Pact on the
           terms and conditions mentioned hereinafter.

           NOW IT IS THEREFORE AGREED BY AND BETWEEN THE PARTIES HERETO AS
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           FOLLOWS:

           1. Commitments of NHB

           1.1 NHB undertakes that no official of NHB, connected directly or indirectly with the
               contract, will demand, take a promise for or accept, directly or through
               intermediaries , any bribe, consideration, gift, reward, favour or any material or
               immaterial benefit or any other advantage from the Bidder, either for themselves or
               for any person, organization or third party related to the contract in exchange for an
               advantage in the bidding process, Bid evaluation, contracting or implementation
               process related to the contract.
           1.2 NHB will, during the pre-contract stage, treat all Bidders alike and will provide to all
               Bidders the same information and will not provide any such information to any
               particular Bidder which could afford an advantage to that particular Bidder in
               comparison to other Bidders.
           1.3 All the officials of NHB will report to the appropriate Government office any
               attempted or completed breaches of the above commitments as well as any
               substantial suspicion of such a breach.
           2. In case any such preceding misconduct on the part of such official(s) is reported by
               the Bidder to NHB with full and verifiable facts and the same is prima facie found to
               be correct by NHB, necessary disciplinary proceedings, or any other action as
               deemed fit, including criminal proceedings may be initiated by NHB and such a
               person shall be debarred from further dealings related to the contract process. In such
               a case while an enquiry is being conducted by NHB the proceeding under the
               contract would not be stalled.
           3. Commitments of Bidders

           3.1 Compliance of the Instructions of GOI/Guidelines of CVC/Others: The Bidder
               undertakes that in case of its selection as the successful Bidder, it shall perform its
               duties under the Contract in strict compliance of the relevant and extant instructions
               of Government of India, GFR issued by Ministry of Finance, Guidelines of CVC and
               provisions of the Procurement Manual/relevant instructions of NHB, as applicable
               to the subject matter.
           3.2 The Bidder represents that it has the expertise to undertake the assignment/contract
               and also has the capability to deliver efficient and effective advice/services to NHB
               under the contract in terms of the RFP.
           3.3 The Bidder commits itself to take all measures necessary to prevent corrupt practices,
               unfair means and illegal activities during any stage of its Bid or during any pre-
               contract or post-contract stage in order to secure the contract or in furtherance to
               secure it and in particular commit itself to the following:-
               (a) The Bidder will not offer, directly or through intermediaries, any bribe, gift,
                     consideration, reward, favour, any material or immaterial benefit or other
                     advantage, commission, fees, brokerage or inducement to any official of NHB,
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                        connected directly or indirectly with the Bidding process, or to any person,
                        organization or third party related to the contract in exchange for any
                        advantage in the Bidding, evaluation, contracting and implementation of the
                        contract.
                  (b)   The Bidder has not given, offered or promised to give, directly or indirectly any
                        bribe, gift, consideration, reward, favour, any material or immaterial benefit or
                        other advantage, commission, fees , brokerage or inducement to any official of
                        NHB or otherwise in procuring the Contract or forbearing to do or having done
                        any act in relation to the obtaining or execution of the contract or any other
                        contract with the Government for showing or forbearing to show favour or
                        disfavor to any person in relation to the contract or any other contract with the
                        Government.
                  (c)   The Bidder shall disclose the name and address of its agents and
                        representatives including its foreign principals or associates.
                  (d)   The Bidder shall disclose the payments to be made by it to agents/brokers or
                        any other intermediary, in connection with this Bid/contract.
                  (e)   The Bidder has not engaged any individual or firm or company whether Indian
                        or foreign to intercede, facilitate or in any way to recommend to NHB or any of
                        its functionaries, whether officially or unofficially to the award of the contract
                        to the Bidder, nor has any amount been paid, promised or intended to be paid
                        to any such individual, firm or company in respect or any such intercession,
                        facilitation or recommendation.
                  (f)   The Bidder, either while presenting the Bid or during pre-contract negotiations
                        or before signing the contract, shall disclose any payments he has made, is
                        committed to or intends to make to officials of NHB or their family members,
                        agents, brokers or any other intermediaries in connection with the contract and
                        the details of services agreed upon for such payments.
                  (g)   The Bidder will not collude with other parties interested in the contract to
                        impair the transparency, fairness and progress of the bidding process, Bid
                        evaluation, contracting and implementation of the contract.
                  (h)   The Bidder will not accept any advantage in exchange for any corrupt practice,
                        unfair means and illegal activities.
                  (i)   The Bidder shall not use improperly, for purposes of competition or personal
                        gain or pass on to others, any information provided by NHB as part of the
                        business relationship, regarding plans, technical proposals and business
                        details, including information contained in any electronic data carrier. The
                        Bidder also undertakes to exercise due and adequate care lest any such
                        information is divulged.
                  (j)   The Bidder commits to refrain from giving any complaint directly or through
                        any other manner without supporting it with full and verifiable facts.
                  (k)   The Bidder shall not instigate or cause to instigate any third person to commit
                        any of the actions mentioned above.
                  (l)   If the Bidder or any employee of the Bidder or any person acting on behalf of

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                    the Bidder, either directly or indirectly is a relative of any of the officers of NHB
                    or alternatively, if any relative of an officer of NHB has financial interest/stake
                    in the Bidders firm, the same shall be disclosed by the Bidder at the time of
                    filing of tender.
                    The term `relative' for this purpose would be as defined in Section 6 of the
                    Companies Act 1956.
               (m) The Bidder shall not lend to or borrow any money from or enter into any
                    monetary dealings or transactions, directly or indirectly, with any employee of
                    NHB.
               (n) The Bidders shall disclose any transgressions with any other company that may
                    impinge on the anti-corruption principle.
               (o) The Bidder has not entered into any undisclosed agreement or understanding
                    with other Bidders with respect of prices, specifications, certifications,
                    subsidiary contracts, etc.
           3.4 The Bidder undertakes and affirms that it shall take all measures necessary to
               prevent any possible conflict of interest and in particular commit itself to the
               following:
               (a) The Bidder shall avoid any conflict of interest while discharging contractual
                    obligations and bring, beforehand, any possible instance of conflict of interest
                    to the knowledge of NHB, while rendering any advice or service.
               (b) The Bidder shall act/perform, at all times, in the interest of NHB and render
                    any advice/service with highest standard of professional integrity.
               (c) The Bidder undertakes that in case of its selection as the successful Bidder, it
                    shall provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times and
                    shall hold NHB's interests paramount, without any consideration for future
                    work, and that in providing advice it shall avoid conflicts with other
                    assignments and its own interests.
               (d) The Bidder declares/affirms that it has not been hired by NHB for any
                    assignment that would be in conflict with its prior or current obligations to
                    other employers/buyers, or that may place it in a position of being unable to
                    carry out the assignment/contract in the best interest of NHB. Without
                    limitation on the generality of the foregoing, the Bidder further
                    declares/affirms as set forth below:
                    (i) Conflict between consulting activities and procurement of goods, works
                         or non-consulting services (i.e. services other than consulting services) -
                         The Bidder has not been engaged by NHB to provide goods, works, or non-
                         consulting services for a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly
                         controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Bidder. The
                         Bidder is fully aware that it shall be disqualified from providing consulting
                         services resulting from or directly related to those goods, works, or non-
                         consulting services. Further, the Bidder is also aware of the fact that in case
                         it has been hired to provide consulting services for the preparation or
                         implementation of a project, or any affiliate that directly or indirectly

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                        controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the firm, shall
                        be disqualified from subsequently providing goods, works, or services
                        (other than consulting services) resulting from or directly related to the
                        consulting services for such preparation or implementation.
                        This provision does not apply to the various firms (consultants, contractors,
                         or suppliers) which together are performing the Bidder's obligations under
                         a turnkey or design and build contract.
                    (ii) Conflict among consulting assignments ­ The Bidder understands that
                         neither Bidder (including their personnel and sub-consultants), nor any
                         affiliate that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under
                         common control with the firm, shall be hired for the assignment that, by its
                         nature, may be in conflict with another assignment of the Bidder. As an
                         example, Bidders assisting NHB in the privatization of public assets shall neither
                         purchase, nor advise purchasers of, such assets. Similarly, Bidders hired to prepare
                         Terms of Reference (TOR) for an assignment shall not be hired for the assignment
                         in question.
                    (iii) Relationship with NHB's staff ­ The Bidder is aware that the contract may
                          not be awarded to the Bidder in case it is observed that it, including its
                          experts and other personnel, and sub-consultants, has/have a close
                          business or family relationship with a professional staff of NHB (or of the
                          project implementing agency) who are directly or indirectly involved in
                          any part of: (i) the preparation of the TOR for the assignment, (ii) the
                          selection process for the contract; or (iii) the supervision of such contract,
                          unless the conflict stemming from this relationship has been resolved in a
                          manner acceptable to NHB throughout the selection process and the
                          execution of the contract.
                    (iv) A Bidder shall submit only one proposal either individually or as a joint
                         venture partner in another proposal: If the Bidder, including a joint
                         venture partner, submits or participates in more than one proposal, all such
                         proposals shall be disqualified. This does not, however, preclude a
                         consulting firm to participate as a sub-consultant, or an individual to
                         participate as a team member, in more than one proposal when
                         circumstances justify and if permitted by the RFP.
           4. Previous Transgression

           4.1 The Bidder declares that no previous transgression occurred in the last three years
               immediately before signing of this Integrity Pact, with any other company in any
               country in respect of any corrupt practices envisaged hereunder or with any Public
               Sector Enterprise in India or any Government Department in India that could justify
               Bidder's exclusion from the tender process.
           4.2 The Bidder agrees that if it makes incorrect statement on this subject, Bidder can be

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                  disqualified from the tender process or the contract, if already awarded can be
                  terminated for such reason.

           5. Accountability

           5.1 The Bidder undertakes that in case of its selection as the successful Bidder and
               assignment of the contract to the Bidder, it shall be accountable for the
               advice/supply made/to be made and/or for any service rendered/to be rendered
               by it to NHB, keeping in view norms of ethical business, professionalism and the fact
               that such advice / services to be rendered by it for a consideration.
           5.2 The Bidder shall be accountable in case of improper discharge of contractual
               obligations and/or any deviant conduct by the Bidder.

           6. Personal Liability
                The Bidder understands that in case of its selection as the successful Bidder, the Bidder
                is expected to carry out its assignment with due diligence and in accordance with
                prevailing standards of the profession. The Bidder shall be liable to NHB for any
                violation of this Integrity Pact as per the applicable law, besides being liable to NHB
                as may be provided under the service level agreement/contract to be executed.

           7. Transparency and Competitiveness
                The Bidder undertakes that in case of its selection as the successful Bidder, it shall keep
                in view transparency, competitiveness, economy, efficiency and equal opportunity to
                all prospective tenderers/Bidders, while rendering any advice/service to NHB, in
                regard with matters related to selection of technology and determination of design
                and specifications of the subject matter, Bid eligibility criteria and Bid evaluation
                criteria, mode of tendering, tender notification, etc.

           8. Co-operation in the Processes:
                The Bidder shall cooperate fully with any legitimately provided/constituted
                investigative body, conducting inquiry into processing or execution of the consultancy
                contract/any other matter related with discharge of contractual obligations by the
                Bidder.

           9.     Sanctions for Violations

           9.1     Any breach of the aforesaid provisions by the Bidder or any one employed by it or
                   acting on its behalf (whether with or without the knowledge of the Bidder) shall
                   entitle NHB to take all or any one of the following actions, whenever required:




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                  (i)    To immediately call off the pre contract negotiations without assigning any
                         reason or giving any compensation to the Bidder. However the proceedings
                         with the other Bidder(S) would continue.
                  (ii) The Earnest Money Deposit (in per-contract stage) and / or Security Deposit
                         /Performance Bond/PBG (after the contract is signed) shall stand forfeited
                         either fully or partially, as decided by NHB and NHB shall not be required to
                         assign any reason therefor.
                  (iii) To immediately cancel the contract, if already signed, without giving any
                         compensation to the Bidder.
                  (iv) To recover all sums already paid by NHB, and in case of an Indian Bidder
                         with interest thereon at 2% higher than the prevailing Prime Lending Rate of
                         State Bank of India, while in case of a Bidder from a country other than India
                         with interest thereon at 2% higher than the LIBOR. If any outstanding
                         payment is due to the Bidder from NHB in connection with any other contract,
                         such outstanding payment could also be utilized and appropriated by NHB
                         to recover the aforesaid sum and interest.
                  (v) To encash the advance bank guarantee and performance bond/warranty
                         bond, if furnished by the Bidder, in order to recover the payments already
                         made by NHB, along with interest.
                  (vi) To cancel all or any other contracts with the Bidder. The Bidder shall be liable
                         to pay compensation for any loss or damage to NHB resulting from such
                         cancellation /rescission and NHB shall be entitled to deduct the amount so
                         payable from the money(s) due to the Bidder.
                  (vii) To debar the Bidder from participating in future Bidding process of NHB for
                         a minimum period of five year which may be further extended at the
                         discretion of NHB.
                  (viii) To recover all sums paid in violation of this Integrity Pact by Bidder(S) to any
                         middleman or agent or broker with a view to securing the contract.
                  (ix) In cases where irrevocable Letters of Credit have been received in respect of
                         any contract signed by NHB with the Bidder, the same shall not be opened.
                  (x) Forfeiture of Performance Bond/PBG in case of a decision by NHB to forfeit
                         the same without assigning any reason for imposing sanction for violation of
                         this Integrity Pact.
           9.2    NHB will be entitled to take all or any the actions mentioned at para 10.1(i) to (x) of
                  this Integrity Pact also on the Commission by the Bidder or any one employed by
                  it or acting on its behalf (whether with or without the knowledge of the Bidder), of
                  an offence as defined in Chapter IX of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 or Prevention or
                  Corruption Act, 1988 or any other statute enacted for prevention of corruption.
           9.3    The decision of NHB to the effect that a breach of the provisions of this Integrity
                  Pact has been committed by the Bidder shall be final and conclusive on the Bidder.
                  However the Bidder can approach the Independent Monitor(s) appointed for the
                  purposes of this Integrity Pact.

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           10. Fall Clause:
                   The Bidder undertakes that it has not supplied/is not supplying similar
                   product/systems or subsystems at a price lower than that offered in the present Bid
                   in respect of any other Ministry/Department of the Government of India or
                   PSU/Public Sector Bank and if it is found at any stage that similar product/systems
                   was supplied by the Bidder to any other Ministry/Department of the Government
                   of India or a PSU at a lower price, then that very price, with due allowance for
                   elapsed time, will be applicable to the present case and the difference in the cost
                   would be refunded by the Bidder to NHB, if the contract has already been
                   concluded.

           11. Disqualification & Forfeiture of EMD/PBG etc

                  The Bidder(s) agree(s) that:

                  (a)   Prior to award of contract or during execution of the contract, if the Bidder (s)
                        has/have committed any transgression/breach of this Integrity Pact, NHB is
                        entitled to disqualify the Bidder(s) from the tendering process/terminate the
                        contract.

                  (b)   If NHB disqualifies the Bidders(s) from the tendering process prior to award of
                        contract under clause (a) above, NHB is entitled to demand and recover the
                        damages equivalent to the EMD and in such event, the EMD shall be forfeited.

                  (c)   After selection of the successful Bidder and/or during execution of the contract,
                        any breach/violation by the successful Bidder of this Integrity Pact under
                        clause (a) above shall entail forfeiture of performance bond/Performance Bank
                        Guarantee (PBG).

                  (d)   It is agreed that the decision of NHB regarding forfeiture of EMD/performance
                        bonds/ PBG shall be final and binding.

           12.     Independent External Monitors:
           12.1 NHB has appointed Shri Kishore Kumar Sansi, Ex-MD of Vijaya Bank ( email id
                kishoresansi1@gmail.com) and Shri Rakesh Rewari, Ex-DMD, SIDBI ( email id :
                r_rewari@yahoo.com ) as independent external monitors (hereinafter referred to as
                "the Monitors") for this Integrity Pact in consultation with the Central Vigilance
                Commission.
           12.2 The task of the Monitors shall be to review independently and objectively whether
                and to what extent the Parties comply with the obligations under this Integrity Pact.
           12.3 The Monitors shall not be subject to instructions by the representatives of the Parties

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                  and perform their functions neutrally and independently.
           12.4   Both the Parties accept that the Monitors have the right to access all the documents
                  relating to the project procurement including minutes of meeting.
           12.5   As soon as the Monitor notices, or has reason to believe a violation of this Integrity
                  Pact, he will so inform the Authority designated by NHB.
           12.6   The Bidder accepts that the Monitor has the right to access without restriction to all
                  project documentation of NHB including that provided by the Bidder. The Bidder
                  will also grant the Monitor upon his request and demonstration of a valid interest,
                  unrestricted and unconditional access to his project documentation. The same is
                  applicable to sub-contractors. The Monitor shall be under contractual obligation to
                  treat the information and documents (s) of the Bidder/sub-contractor with
                  confidentiality.
           12.7   NHB will provide to the Monitor sufficient information about all meetings among
                  the Parties related to the project provided such meeting could have an impact on
                  the contractual relations between the Parties. The Parties will offer to the Monitor
                  the option to participate in such meeting.
           12.8   The Monitor will submit a written report to the designated Authority of NHB
                  within 8 to 10 weeks from the date of reference or intimation to him by NHB/Bidder
                  and, should the occasion arise, submit proposals for correcting problematic
                  situations.

           13. Facilitation of Investigation:
                  In case of any allegation of violation of any provision to this Integrity Pact or
                  payment of commission, NHB or its agencies shall be entitled to examine all the
                  documents including the Books of Accounting of the Bidder and the Bidder shall
                  provide necessary information and documents in English and shall extend all
                  possible help for the purpose of such examination.

           14. Law and Place of Jurisdiction:
                  This Integrity Pact is subject to Indian Law. Any dispute arising out of this shall be
                  subject the jurisdictions of the Courts at New Delhi.

           15. Other Legal Action:
                  The actions stipulated in this Integrity Pact are without prejudice to any other legal
                  action that may follow in accordance with the provision of the extant law in force
                  relating to any civil or criminal proceedings. However, the Parties shall not
                  approach the Courts of Law while representing the matters to the Monitor/s and
                  shall await the decision of the Monitor/s in the matter.

           16. Validity:
           16.1 The validity of this Integrity Pact shall be from date of its signing and extend up to

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                5 years or the complete execution of the contract to the satisfaction of both NHB
                and the Bidder, including warranty period, whichever is later. In case Bidder is
                unsuccessful, this Integrity Pact shall expire after six month from the date of the
                signing of this Integrity Pact.
           16.2 Should one or several provisions of this Integrity Pact turn out or be invalid, the
                remainder of this Integrity Pact shall remain valid. In this case the Parties will strive
                to come to an agreement to their original intentions.


           The Parties hereto sign this Integrity Pact on the day, month and year and at the place
           mentioned herein below.



        For National Housing Bank                          For Bidder

        (Authorised Signatory)                             (Authorised Signatory)

        Place:                                             Place:
        Date:                                              Date:

        Witness                                            Witness
        1.________________________                         1.________________________
        _________________________                          _________________________
        (Name & Address)                                   (Name & Address)
        2._______________________                          2._______________________
        _________________________                          _________________________
        (Name & Address)                                   (Name & Address)




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                                Annexure XV(Service Level Agreement)
                             (To be executed on a non- judicial stamp paper)
                                        Service Level Agreement

          THIS SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to "the Agreement") is made
          on this ______ day of the month of ________, 201_, by and between,

          National Housing Bank, a bank constituted under the National Housing Bank Act, 1987,
          having its Head Office at Core 5A, 3rd -5th floors, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New
          Delhi-110003 (hereinafter called "NHB",) which expression shall include wherever the
          context so permits, its successors and assigns ; AND

          ______________________________________, a company registered under the Companies
          Act, 1956, having its registered office at _____________________________ (hereinafter
          called the "Auditors"), which expression shall include wherever the context so permits,
          its successors and permitted assigns.

          (Hereinafter NHB and the Auditors are collectively referred to as "the Parties" and
          individually as "the Party")

          WHEREAS

          (A) NHB intends to hire the Auditors for _____________________________________, as
              detailed       in        the        Request         for         Proposal         no.
              ________________________________________ on _______________ (date) (including
              Corrigendum/Clarification, if any, issued) (hereinafter collectively referred to the
              "RFP (attached hereto as Appendix- I).

          (B)     The Auditors has been selected through open tendering process by way of floating
                  the RFP by NHB followed by evaluation of Technical & Commercial Bids of the
                  Bidders and accordingly the letter of award no. _________________________ dated
                  _________ ("LoA") (attached hereto as Appendix- II) has been issued by NHB to the
                  Consultant;

          (C) The Auditors has accepted and agreed to provide the Services in accordance with
              terms and conditions of RFP and the LoA.

          (D) In terms of the RFP, NHB and the Consultant have agreed to enter into this definitive
              Service Level Agreement in the manner hereinafter appearing:

                  NOW THEREFORE the Parties hereby agree as follows:

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   1.       GENERAL PROVISIONS

   1.1      Definitions

            Unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms whenever used in this
            Agreement have the following meanings:

            (a)     "Applicable Law" means the laws and any other instruments having the force of
                   law in India, as they may be issued and in force from time to time;

            (b)    "Contract"   means and shall construe this Agreement;

            1.     "Deliverables" means and includes the major deliverables as specified in Clause 5
                   of the RFP.

            (d)    "Effective Date" means the date on which this Agreement comes into force and
                   effect pursuant to Clause 2.1 hereof;

            (e)    "Personnel" means persons hired/to be hired by the Consultant as employees and
                   assigned to the performance of the Services or any part thereof.

            (f)    "Project" means collectively the Services and the Deliverables to be provided as
                   detailed in the RFP.

            (g)    "Services" or "Scope of Work" means and includes the scope of work to be
                   performed by the Consultant as described/set out in Clause 5 of the RFP.


            (h)    "Third Party" means any person or entity other than NHB and the Consultant.



   1.2      Principles of Interpretation

            In this Agreement , unless the context otherwise requires:

         a) All capitalized terms unless specifically defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning
            given to them in the RFP;

         b) Words and abbreviations, which have well known technical or trade/commercial
            meanings are used in this Agreement in accordance with such meanings;


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         c) The RFP, the LoA and the NDA along with the Appendices/ Attachments hereto, shall
            form part and parcel of this Agreement and shall be read together for all purpose and
            effect.

         d) In case of any inconsistency or repugnancy between the provisions contained RFP, LoA
            and this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires, the opinion of NHB shall
            prevail to the extent of such inconsistency or repugnancy and the same shall be binding
            on the Consultant.

   1.3      Purpose

   1.3.1 It is hereby agreed that the Consultant shall provide the Services to NHB as set out in the
         RFP till the completion of the Project. The objective of the Project is to make
         _________________________________________________.

   1.3.2    Performance of the Scope of Work

            The Consultant shall perform all the services as set out in the Scope of Work and complete
            the Deliverables within the prescribed time lines in terms of the RFP and the entire
            assignment shall be completed within the Term of this Contract.

   1.3.3 Term/Period of Contract

            The entire assignment as detailed in the Scope of Work under this Contract shall be
            completed within a period of __________________ ("Term") starting from ______________
            by the Consultant unless the period is extended in accordance with this Agreement.

   1.3.4 Contract Price

            The entire assignment to be performed under this Contract is fixed price contract and the
            Consultant shall be paid the total price consideration of Rs. ______________ (Rupees
            ___________________________________) ("Contract Price") for the satisfactory
            performance/execution of the entire assignment under the Project. The Contract Price
            shall be paid by NHB as per the payment terms agreed at Clause 4.2 of this Agreement.







   1.4      Relation between the Parties

            Nothing contained herein shall be construed as establishing a relationship of master and
            servant or of principal and agent as between NHB and the Consultant. The Consultant,
            subject to this Agreement, has complete charge of personnel to be engaged by the
            Consultant for performing the Services and shall be fully responsible for the works to be
            performed by them or on their behalf hereunder and also for the quality of the work done by
            their personnel.
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   1.5     Language

           This Contract has been executed in the English language, which shall be the binding and
           controlling language for all matters relating to the meaning or interpretation of this
           Contract.

   1.6     Headings

           The headings shall not limit, alter or affect the meaning of this Contract.


   1.7     Notices

   1.7.1   Any notice, request or consent required or permitted to be given or made pursuant to this
           Contract shall be in writing. Any such notice, request or consent shall be deemed to have
           been given or made when delivered in person to an authorized representative of the Party
           to whom the communication is addressed, or when sent by registered mail, telex, telegram
           or facsimile to such Party at the following address:

           For NHB:
           Attention:_____________________
           Fax:_____________________

           For the Consultant:
           Attention:_________________
           Fax:__________________

   1.7.2   Notice will be deemed to be effective as follows

           (a)    In the case of personal delivery or registered mail, on delivery;

           (b)    In case of telegrams, ninety six (96) hours following confirmed transmission; and

           (c)    In the case of facsimiles, seventy two (72) hours following confirmed transmission.

   1.7.3 A Party may change its address for notice hereunder by giving the other Party notice of
         such change pursuant to this Clause.

   1.8     Location

           The Services shall be performed at Delhi or at such location required/ approved by NHB.


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   1.9    Authority of Consultant

          The Consultant hereby authorize _________________ to act on their behalf in exercising
          the entire Consultant's rights and obligations towards NHB under this Contract,
          including without limitation for signing letters/communications, execution of
          agreements, for receiving instructions and payments from NHB.



   1.10   Taxes and Duties

          The Auditors and their personnel shall pay the taxes (excluding GST), duties, fees, levies
          and other impositions levied under the existing, amended or enacted laws during the
          tenure of this Agreement and NHB shall perform such duties in regard to the deduction
          of such taxes as may be lawfully imposed from the payments to be made to the
          Consultant.

   2.0    COMMENCEMENT, COMPLETION, MODIFICATION AND TERMINATION OF
          CONTRACT

   2.1    Effectiveness of Contract

          This Agreement deemed to have taken effect from the date of acceptance of the Letter of
          Award (LoA) by the Consultant i.e. w.e.f. .............

   2.2    Commencement of Services

          The Consultant shall begin carrying out the Services immediately viz. from the date of
          acceptance of LoA, or on such date as the Parties may agree in writing.

   2.3    Expiration of Contract

          Unless terminated earlier pursuant to Clause-2.8 hereof, this Contract shall expire on the
          expiry of the Term as stated on Clause 1.3.3 herein unless the Term is extended in
          accordance with the Clause 2.6.4.

   2.4    Entire Agreement

          This Contract contains all covenants, stipulations and provisions agreed by the Parties.
          No representative of either Party has authority to make, and the Parties shall not be bound
          by or be liable for, any statement, representation, promise or agreement not set forth
          herein.


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   2.5     Modification

           Modification of the terms and conditions of this Contract, including any modification of
           the scope of the Services/Scope of Work, may only be made by written agreement
           between the Parties and shall not be effective until the consent of the Parties has been
           obtained, pursuant to Clause-5.2 hereof, however, each Party shall give due consideration
           to any proposals for modification made by the other Party.

   2.6     Force Majeure

   2.6.1   Definition

           In the event of either Party being rendered unable by Force Majeure to perform any
           obligation required to be performed by them under the Contract, the relative obligation of
           the Party affected by such Force Majeure shall be suspended for the period during which
           such cause lasts.

           The term "Force Majeure" as employed herein shall mean acts of God, War, Civil Riots,
           Fire, Flood and Acts and Regulations of respective government of the two Parties directly
           affecting the performance of the Contract.

           Upon the occurrence of such cause and upon its termination, the Party alleging that it has
           been rendered unable as aforesaid thereby, shall notify the other Party in writing, the
           beginning of the cause amounting to Force Majeure as also the ending of the said clause
           by giving notice to the other Party within 72 hours of the ending of the cause respectively.
           If the deliveries are suspended by Force Majeure conditions lasting for more than 2 (two)
           months, NHB shall have the option of canceling this Contract in whole or part at its
           discretion without any liability on its part.

           Time for performance of the relative obligation suspended by Force Majeure shall then
           stand extended by the period for which such cause lasts.

   2.6.2   No Breach of Contract

           The failure of a Party to fulfill any of its obligations hereunder shall not be considered to
           be a breach of or default under this Contract in so far as such inability arises from an event
           of Force Majeure, provided that the Party affected by such an event has taken all
           reasonable precautions, due care and reasonable alternative measures, all with the
           objective of carrying out the terms and conditions of this Contract.

   2.6.3   Measures to be taken

           (a)    A Party affected by an event of Force Majeure shall take all reasonable measures to

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                  remove such Party's inability to fulfill its obligations hereunder with a minimum
                  of delay.

           (b)    A Party affected by an event of Force Majeure shall notify the other Party such
                  event as soon as possible, and in any event not later than fourteen (14) days
                  following the occurrence of such event, providing evidence of the nature and cause
                  of such event, and shall similarly give notice of the restoration of normal conditions
                  as soon as possible.

           (c)    The Parties shall take all reasonable measures to minimize the consequences of any
                  event of Force Majeure.

   2.6.4   Extension of Time

           Any period within which a Party shall, pursuant to this Contract, complete any action or
           task, shall be extended for a period equal to the time during which such Party was unable
           to perform such action as a result of Force Majeure.

   2.6.5   Consultation

           Not later than thirty (30) days after the Party, as the result of an event of Force Majeure,
           has become unable to perform a material portion of the Services, the Parties shall consult
           with each other with a view to agreeing on appropriate measures to be taken in the
           circumstances.

   2.7     Suspension

           NHB may, by written notice of suspension to the Consultant, suspend all payments to the
           Consultant hereunder if NHB is not satisfied with the performance of the Consultant or if
           the Consultant fails to perform any of their obligations under this Contract, including the
           carrying out of services, provided that such notice of suspension (i) shall specify the
           nature of the failure, and (ii) shall request the Consultant to provide remedy for such
           failure within a period not exceeding thirty (30) days after receipt by the Consultant of
           such notice of suspension and shall invoke contract performance guarantee.




   2.8     Termination

   2.8.1   By NHB

           NHB may by not less than fifteen (15) calendar days written notice of termination to the

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           Consultant, (except in the event listed in paragraph (g) below, for which there shall be a
           written notice of not less than sixty (60) days) such notice to be given after the occurrence
           of any of the events specified in paragraphs (a) to (f) of this Clause-2.8.l, terminate this
           Contract:

           (a)    If the Consultant fails to remedy a failure in the performance of their obligations
                  hereunder, as specified in a notice of suspension pursuant to Clause-2.7 here-in-
                  above, within thirty (30) days of receipt of such notice of suspension or within such
                  further period as NHB may have subsequently approved in writing;

           (b)    If the Consultant becomes insolvent or bankrupt or enters into an agreement with
                  its creditors for relief of debt or take advance of any law for the benefit of debtors
                  or goes into liquidation receivership whether compulsory or voluntary;

           (c)    If the Consultant fails to comply with any final decision reached/award passed as
                  a result of arbitration proceedings pursuant to Clause-8 hereof;

           (d)    If the Consultant submits to NHB a statement which has a material effect on the
                  rights, obligations or interests of NHB and which the Consultant knows to be false;

           (e)    If, as a result of Force Majeure, the Consultant is unable to perform a material
                  portion of the Services for a period of not less than sixty (60) days; or

           (f)    In the event it comes to the notice of NHB that any of the representations and/or
                  warranties made by the Consultant either in the Bid Documents or in the
                  subsequent correspondences are found to be false and/or the Consultant/its
                  personnel are found to be involved in any fraudulent or criminal act;

           (g)    If NHB, in its sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever, decides to terminate
                  this Contract..



   2.8.2   Cessation of Rights and Obligations

           Upon termination of this Contract pursuant to Clause- 2.8.1 hereof or upon expiration of
           this Contract pursuant to Clause-2.3 hereof, all rights and obligations of the Parties
           hereunder shall cease, except:

           (a)    Such rights and obligations as may have accrued on the date of termination or
                  expiration,

           (b)    The obligation of confidentiality set forth in Clause-3.7 hereof,
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           (c)    Any right which a Party may have under the Applicable Law.

   2.8.3   Cessation of Services

           Upon termination of this Contract by notice pursuant to clauses-2.8.1 hereof, the
           Consultant shall, immediately upon dispatch or receipt of such notice, take all necessary
           steps to bring the Services to a close in a prompt and orderly manner and shall make every
           reasonable effort to keep expenditures for this purpose to a minimum.

   2.8.4   Payment in case of termination of contract

           Subject to the terms of the RFP, in case the contract is terminated, payment towards
           services will be made on pro rata basis, for the services already delivered, after deducting
           applicable penalty and TDS/other applicable taxes.



   3.0     OBLIGATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT

   3.1     Standard of Performance

           The Consultant shall perform the Services and carry out their obligations hereunder with
           all due diligence, efficiency and economy, in accordance with generally accepted
           techniques and practices used with professional engineering and consulting standards
           recognized by professional bodies, and shall observe sound management, technical and
           engineering practices, and employ appropriate advanced technology, safe and effective
           equipment, machinery, materials and methods. The Consultant shall always act, in
           respect of any matter relating to this Contract or to the Services, as faithful advisers to
           NHB, and shall at all times support and safeguard NHB's legitimate interests in any
           dealings with third parties.

   3.2     Law Governing contract

           The Consultant shall perform the assignment in accordance with the applicable Law and
           shall take all practicable steps to ensure that the Personnel of the Consultant comply with
           the Applicable Law.

   3.3     Conflict of Interest

           The Consultant shall hold NHB's interest paramount, without any consideration for
           future work, and strictly avoid conflict with other assignments or their corporate interests.


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   3.4    Consultant Not to Benefit from Commissions/Discounts etc.

          The payment of the Consultant by NHB shall constitute the Consultant's only payment in
          connection with this Contract or the Services, and the Consultant shall not accept for their
          own benefit any trade commission, discount, or similar payment in connection with
          activities pursuant to this Contract or to the Services or in the discharge of their
          obligations under the Contract, and the Consultant shall use their best efforts to ensure
          that its Personnel similarly shall not receive any such additional payment.

   3.5    Consultant and Affiliates not to be otherwise interested in /benefited from the Project

          The Consultant agrees that, during the term of this Contract and after its termination, the
          Consultant shall not create any work/ opportunity for itself and for any of its affiliates
          from this Project/ assignment and/or derive any financial benefits directly or otherwise,
          other than what is agreed to be paid as professional fee as mentioned at Clause 4.2 for this
          assignment.

   3.6    Prohibition of Conflicting Activities

          The Consultant and its affiliates shall not engage, either directly or indirectly, in any
          business or professional activities which would conflict with the activities assigned to
          them under this Contract. The Consultant and its affiliates hired to provide services for
          the proposed assignment will be disqualified from services related to the initial
          assignment for the same Project subsequently.

   3.7    Confidentiality

          The Consultant and its Personnel shall not, either during the term or after the expiration
          of this Contract, disclose any proprietary or confidential information relating to the
          Project, the Services, this Agreement or NHB's business or operations without the prior
          written consent of NHB.

          A separate non-disclosure cum confidentiality agreement ("NDA") will be signed
          between the Consultant and NHB, if required.

   3.8    Insurance to be taken out by the Consultant

          The Consultant shall take out and maintain at their own cost, appropriate insurance
          against all the risks, and for all the coverage, like workers compensation, employment
          liability insurance for all the staff on the assignment, comprehensive general liability
          insurance, including contractual liability coverage adequate to cover the indemnity of
          obligation against all damages, costs, and charges and expenses for injury to any person or
          damage to any property arising out of, or in connection with, the services which result from

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          the fault of the Consultant or their staff on the assignment

   3.9    Liability of the Consultant

          The Consultant shall be liable to NHB for the performance of the Services in accordance
          with the provisions of this Contract and for any loss suffered by NHB as a result of a
          default of the Consultant in such performance, subject to the following limitations:

           (a)    The Consultant shall not be liable for any damage or injury caused by or arising out
                  of any act, neglect, default or omission of any persons other than the Consultant
                  and its Personnel; and
           (b)    The Consultant shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by or arising out
                  of circumstances over which the Consultant had no control.

   3.10   Indemnification of NHB by the Consultant

          The Consultant shall indemnify NHB and shall always keep NHB, its employees,
          personnel, officers and directors, both during and after the term of this Agreement, fully
          and effectively indemnified against all losses, damage, injuries, deaths, expenses, actions,
          proceedings, demands, costs and claims, including legal fees and expenses, suffered by
          NHB or any Third Party, where such loss, damage, injury is the result of (i) any wrongful
          action, negligence or breach of contract by the Consultant or its personnel; and/or (ii) any
          negligence or gross misconduct attributable to the Consultant or its personnel; and/or (iii)
          any claim made by employees who are deployed by the Consultant against NHB; and/or
          (iv) any claim arising out of employment, non-payment of remuneration and non-
          provision of benefits in accordance with the statues/various labour laws by the
          Consultant to its employees; and/or (v) any or all Deliverables or Services infringing any
          patent, trademarks, copyrights or such other Intellectual Property Rights; and/or (vi) any
          breach of the confidentiality obligations mentioned under clause 3.7 and /or NDA.


   3.11   Limitation of Liability

          (i) The Auditors aggregate liability, in connection with the obligations undertaken as a
              part of this Project, whether arising under this Project regardless of the form or nature
              of the action giving rise to such liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise), other
              than the circumstances mentioned in the sub-clause (ii) below, shall be limited to
              ____________ times of the total contract value.

          (ii) The Consultant's liability in case of claims against NHB resulting from infringement of
                patents, trademarks, copyrights or such other Intellectual Property Rights or breach
                of confidentiality obligations committed by the Consultant shall be actual and
                unlimited.

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          (iii) Under no circumstances, NHB shall be liable to the Consultant for direct, indirect,
                incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from termination of
                this Agreement, even if he has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


   3.12   Consultant's Actions Requiring Owner's Prior Approval

          The Consultant shall not enter into a sub contract for the performance of any part of the
          Services, without the prior approval of NHB in writing. However, the Consultant can hire
          the services of Personnel to carry out any part of the services. The Consultant shall remain
          fully liable for the performance of the services by its personnel pursuant to this Contract.

   3.13   Reporting Obligations

          The Consultant shall submit to NHB the reports and documents within the timelines set
          forth in the Offer Letter, including any supporting data required by NHB.

   3.14   Documents prepared by the Auditors to be the Property of NHB:

          All reports and other documents prepared/developed by the Consultant in performing
          the Services shall become and remain the property of NHB, and the Consultant shall, not
          later than upon termination or expiration of this Contract, deliver all such documents to
          NHB, together with a detailed inventory thereof. The Consultant may retain a copy of
          such documents and shall not use them for purposes unrelated to this Contract without
          the prior written approval of NHB.

   3.15   Consultant's Personnel

          The Consultant shall ensure that personnel/employees engaged by him in the
          project/contract, have appropriate qualifications and competence as stipulated under the
          RFP and are in all respects acceptable to NHB. The Consultant will do its utmost to ensure
          that the personnel identified by the Consultant to work under this Agreement completes
          the Term. If any such personnel resigns from his job and leaves the Consultant, the
          Consultant will provide NHB with another personnel of equivalent knowledge, skill and
          experience acceptable to NHB as his substitute.

          The Consultant shall strictly comply with all applicable labour laws and such other laws
          in relation to the services to be provided and the personnel engaged by the Consultant
          and he shall be solely responsible for all acts of the said personnel so enrolled and
          there shall and will not be any privity of contract for any purpose and to any intent
          between NHB and said personnel so engaged by the Consultant.


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          The Consultant shall be responsible for making appropriate deductions in respect of
          income tax and any other statutory deductions under applicable laws in respect of its
          personnel/employees engaged by the Consultant under this Agreement. The Consultant
          agrees to indemnify NHB in respect of any claims that may be made by statutory
          authorities against NHB in respect of contributions relating to the personnel/employees
          engaged by the Consultant for performing the work under this Agreement. NHB is
          authorized to make such tax deduction at source as may be necessary as per law/rules in
          force in respect of payments made to the Consultant.

   3.16   Non-Compete

   The Consultant will neither approach nor make any proposal for work for any employee of NHB
   directly or indirectly during the validity of this Agreement and for one year from the date of
   termination of this Agreement.

   3.17   Change in Ownership or Constitution:

   The Consultant will inform NHB immediately about any change in its ownership or its
   constitution. The Consultant will ensure that the NHB's interest will be protected with utmost
   care. If NHB is not satisfied with the change of ownership or constitution of the Consultant
   and/or with the new owner, NHB shall have the right of termination and in that event, the
   payment, if any, upon termination may be made as provided in clause 2.8.4.


   4.0    OBLIGATIONS OF NHB

   4.1    Support:

          NHB will provide the support as required necessary by it including giving access to the
          relevant and limited data maintained in its system to the Consultant for carrying out the
          assignment under the Contract.

   4.2    Consideration & Payment Terms

          In consideration of the Services performed by the Consultant under this Agreement, NHB
          shall make to the Consultant such payments and in such manner as specified in the RFP
          and/or the LoA.

          The Consultant shall submit the bills to NHB of firms printed bill forms indicating the
          work done by him during the period for which payment is sought. NHB shall make
          payments to the Consultant as per the payment schedule given in the RFP. But if the
          progress is not satisfactory and according to agreed work program/schedule the payment
          may be withheld.

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   4.3    Non-Solicitation:

          NHB agrees not to make an offer for employment to any personnel provided/deployed
          by the Consultant under this Agreement, and, not to accept any application for
          employment from him/her, while he is under the term of this Agreement, and, for up to
          twelve (12) months from the date of last assignment of the work under this Agreement
          with NHB.

   5.0    FAIRNESS AND GOOD FAITH

   5.1    Good Faith

          The Parties undertake to act in all fairness and good faith in respect to each other's rights
          under this Contract and to adopt all reasonable measures to ensure the realization of the
          objectives of this Contract


   6.0    UNDERTAKINGS:

          The Consultant hereby further undertakes:

          (i) That the Consultant has gone through all the required/relevant and extant
              instructions/ circulars of Government of India, Reserve Bank of India and /or any
              other concerned authority, GFR issued by Ministry of Finance, guidelines of CVC and
              provisions of the manual/relevant instructions of NHB, as applicable to the
              scope/area of its work/operation under this Agreement and the advice/services to be
              rendered by it as the Consultant and it complies/will comply with all such
              requirements.

          (ii)     That the Consultant has the necessary expertise to work and execute the Project as
                 per the scope of work set out in detail in the RFP and it has the capability to deliver
                 efficient and effective advice/services to NHB. It shall carry out the assignment under
                 this Agreement with due diligence and with the highest standard of professionalism
                 and business ethics.

          (iii) That being the Consultant of NHB for a consideration, it shall be accountable for (a)
                any improper discharge of the assignment under this Agreement and/or (b) any
                deviant conduct keeping in view the norms of ethical business and professionalism.

          (iv) That NHB shall have every right at its discretion to enforce such accountability in case
               of any improper discharge of contractual obligations and/or any advice/service

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              rendered in the views of NHB is found to be grossly faulty/negligent/deficient
              and/or any deviant conduct by the Consultant and as a consequence of it, NHB can,
              irrespective of anything stated herein, terminate this Agreement by giving 15 days
              prior notice, including to withhold/retain the dues payable to the Consultant by NHB
              under this Agreement and appropriate/adjust the same for the losses, if any, suffered
              by NHB without requiring NHB to prove the actual loss.

          (v) That the Consultant shall not do anything that will be of any conflict of interest to the
              Consultant while discharging the obligations under this Agreement and it shall bring
              to the notice/knowledge of NHB beforehand any possible instance of conflict of
              interest while rendering any advice or service. Further, the Consultant shall not
              receive any remuneration in connection with the assignment except as provided in
              this Agreement. The Consultant and/or any of its affiliates shall not engage in
              consulting or other activities that will be in conflict with the obligations under this
              Agreement.

          (vi) That the Consultant has not been hired for any assignment that would be in conflict
               with its prior or current obligations to NHB or that may place the Consultant in a
               position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of NHB.

          (vii) That the Consultant shall act at all times in the interest of NHB and render
               advice/service with highest professional integrity and shall cooperate fully with any
               legitimately provided/constituted investigative body, conducting inquiry into
               processing or execution of the consultancy contract/any other matter related with
               discharge of the contractual obligations by the Consultant.

   7.0    SEVERABILITY:

          Each clause of this Agreement is enforceable independently. Should any clause of this
          Agreement become not enforceable due to any reason, it will not affect the enforceability
          of the other clauses.


   8.0    SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

          In the event of any dispute or difference arising out of, in relation to, or in connection
          with this Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be settled amicably through mutual
          discussions. If, however, the parties are not able to settle them amicably without undue
          delay, the same shall be settled by the process of arbitration in accordance with the
          provisions of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (as amended from time to time).
          The venue of such arbitration shall be at New Delhi and the proceedings shall be
          conducted in English. The arbitration tribunal shall consist of Sole i.e. 1(one) Arbitrator

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          to be appointed jointly by the Parties within thirty ( 30) days from the date of first
          recommendation for appointment of arbitrator in written form one Party to the other. If
          the Parties fail to agree on appointment of such Sole         Arbitrator, arbitral tribunal
          consisting of Sole Arbitrator shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of the
          Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The award of arbitrator made in pursuance thereof
          shall be final and binding on the Parties. All costs and expenses of such arbitration shall
          be borne equally by the Parties at the first instance which however subject to the
          provisions of the said Act.

          Notwithstanding, it is agreed that the Consultant shall continue the remaining work for
          the assignment under this Agreement during the pendency of arbitration proceedings
          unless otherwise directed in writing by NHB or unless the matter is such that the work
          cannot possibly be continued until the decision of the arbitrator, as the case may be, is
          obtained.

   9.0 JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

          This agreement including all matters connected with this Agreement, shall be governed
          by the laws of India (both substantive and procedural) for the time being in force and shall
          be subjected to exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts at New Delhi.




          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this Agreement signed in their
          respective names on the day and year first above written at New Delhi.

                  FOR AND ON BEHALF OF NATIONAL HOUSING BANK
                    By _______________________________________________________________
                                                                   Authorized Representative

                  FOR AND ON BEHALF OF [CONSULTANT]
                    By _______________________________________________________________

                                                                          Authorized Representative
   WITNESSES:

   1.
   ( Name and address)

   2.
   ( Name and address)


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                               Annexure XVI (Non-Disclosure Agreement)

                      CONFIDENTIALITY ­CUM- NON DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
                            (To be executed on a non- judicial stamp paper)


          This Confidentiality ­cum-Non Disclosure Agreement is entered into at New Delhi on this
          ........day .................of ________, 201__, by and between;

           _____________________,                    a            .........................       incorporated
          ____________________________________,                 having        its      Registered  Office    at
          .............................. (hereinafter referred to as "the Auditors"), which expression shall
          include wherever the context so permits, its successors and permitted assigns;
                                                             and

          The National Housing Bank, a bank constituted under the National Housing Bank
          Act,1987 (Central act No. 53 of 1987) having its Head Office at Core-5A,5th Floor, India
          Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003; (herein after referred to as "NHB"), which
          expression shall include wherever the context so permits, its successors and permitted
          assigns:

          WHEREAS the Auditors & NHB would be having discussions and negotiations
          concerning _________________ ("Purpose") between them as per the Service Level
          Agreement dated ............... (hereinafter referred to as "SLA"). In the course of such
          discussions & negotiations, it is anticipated that either party may disclose or deliver to the
          other party certain of its trade secrets or confidential or proprietary information for the
          purpose of enabling the other party to evaluate the feasibility of such a business
          relationship. The parties have entered into this Agreement, in order to assure the
          confidentiality of such trade secrets and confidential & proprietary information in
          accordance with the terms of this Agreement. As used in this Agreement, the party
          disclosing Proprietary Information ( as defined below) is referred to as "the Disclosing
          Party" & will include its affiliates and subsidiaries, the party receiving such Proprietary
          Information is referred to as "the Recipient/Receiving Party", and will include its affiliates
          & subsidiaries and its personnel.

          Now this Agreement witnesseth:-

          1.   Proprietary Information: As used in this Agreement, the term Proprietary information
               shall mean as all trade secrets or confidential or Proprietary information designated as
               such in writing by the Disclosing Party, whether by letter or by the use of an
               appropriate prominently placed Proprietary stamp or legend, prior to or at the time

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               such trade secret or confidential or Proprietary information is disclosed by the
               Disclosing Party to the Recipient/Receiving Party. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
               information which is orally or visually disclosed to the Recipient/Receiving Party by
               the Disclosing party or is disclosed in writing unaccompanied by a covering letter,
               proprietary stamp or legend, shall constitute proprietary information if the disclosing
               party , within 10(ten) days after such disclosure, delivers to the Recipient/Receiving
               Party a written document or documents describing such Proprietary Information and
               referencing the place and date of such oral ,visual or written disclosure and the names
               of the employees or officers of the Recipient/ Receiving party to whom such disclosure
               was made.

          2.   Confidentiality:

               a) Each party shall keep secret and treat in strictest confidence all confidential
                  information it has received about the other party or its customers and will not use
                  the confidential information otherwise than for the purpose of performing its
                  obligations under this Agreement in accordance with its terms and so far this may
                  be required for the proper exercise of the Parties respective rights and obligations
                  under this Agreement.

               b) The term confidential information shall mean and include all written or oral
                  information (including information received from third parties that the Disclosing
                  Party is obligated to treat as confidential) that is (i) clearly identified in writing at
                  the time of disclosure as confidential and in case of oral or visual disclosure, or (ii)
                  that a reasonable person at the time of disclosure reasonably would assume, under
                  the circumstances, to be confidential. Confidential Information shall also mean,
                  software programs, technical data, methodologies, know how, processes, designs,
                  customer names, prospective customer's names, customer information and
                  business information of the Disclosing Party.

               c) Confidential information does not include information which:

                  (i) is publicly available at the time of its disclosure; or
                  (ii) becomes publicly available following disclosure; or
                  (iii) is already known to or was in the possession of Recipient/Receiving party prior
                        to disclosure under this Agreement; or
                  (iv) is disclosed to the Recipient/Receiving party from a third party, which party is
                       not bound by any obligation of confidentiality; or
                  (v) is or has been independently developed by the Recipient/Receiving party
                      without using the confidential information;
                  (vi) is disclosed with the prior consent of the Disclosing Party.


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          3.   Non ­Disclosure of Proprietary Information: For the period during the agreement or
               its renewal, the Recipient/Receiving Party will:

               a) Use such Proprietary Information only for the purpose for which it was disclosed
                  and without written authorization of the Disclosing Party shall not use or exploit
                  such Proprietary Information for its own benefit or the benefit of others.

               b) Protect the Proprietary Information against disclosure to third parties in the same
                  manner and with the reasonable degree of care, with which it protects its own
                  confidential information of similar importance and

               c)   Limit disclosure of Proprietary Information received under this Agreement to
                    persons within its organization and to those 3rd party contractors performing tasks
                    that would otherwise customarily or routinely be performed by its employees,
                    who have a need to know such Proprietary Information in the course of
                    performance of their duties and who are bound to protect the confidentiality of
                    such Proprietary Information.

          4.   Limit on Obligations: The obligations of the Recipient/ Receiving Party specified in
               clause 3 above shall not apply and the Recipient/ Receiving Party shall have no further
               obligations, with respect to any Proprietary Information to the extent that such
               Proprietary information :

               a) is generally known to the public at the time of disclosure or becomes generally
                  known without any wrongful act on the part of the Recipient/ Receiving Party;

               b) is in the Recipient's/ Receiving Party's possession at the time of disclosure
                  otherwise than as a result of the Recipient's/ Receiving Party's breach of an
                  obligation of confidentiality owed to the Disclosing Party;

               c)   becomes known to the Recipient/ Receiving Party through disclosure by any other
                    source, other than the Disclosing party, having the legal right to disclose such
                    Proprietary Information.

               d) is independently developed by the Recipient/ Receiving Party without reference
                  to or reliance upon the Proprietary Information; or

               e) is required to be disclosed by the Recipient/ Receiving Party to comply with
                  applicable laws or governmental regulation, provided that the Recipient/
                  Receiving Party provides prior written notice of such disclosure to the Disclosing
                  Party and take reasonable and lawful actions for such disclosure.


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          5.   Return of Documents: The Recipient/ Receiving Party shall, upon request of the
               Disclosing Party , in writing ,return to the Disclosing party all drawings, documents
               and other tangible manifestations of Proprietary Information received by the
               Recipient/ Receiving Party pursuant to this Agreement ( and all copies and
               reproductions thereof) within a reasonable period. Each party agrees that in the event,
               it is not inclined to proceed further with the engagement, business discussions and
               negotiations or in the event of termination of this Agreement, the Recipient/ Receiving
               Party will promptly return to the other part or with the consent of the other party,
               destroy the Proprietary Information of the other party. Provided however the
               Receiving Party shall retain copies to be in compliance with its statutory, regulatory,
               internal policy or professional obligations.

          6.   Communications :Written communications requesting transferring Proprietary
               Information under this Agreement shall be addressed only to the respective designees
               as follows (or to such designees as the parties hereto may from time to time designate
               in writing)


                  ________________________________         NATIONAL HOUSING BANK

                       (Auditors)


          7.   Term: The obligation pursuant to clause 2 and 3 (Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure of
               Proprietary Information) will survive for a period of ___________ years from the
               termination of the SLA.


          8.   The provisions of this Agreement are necessary for the protection of the business
               goodwill of the parties and are considered by the parties to be reasonable for such
               purposes. Both the parties agree that any breach of this Agreement will cause
               substantial and irreparable damages to the other party and, therefore, in the event of
               such breach by one party, the other party shall be entitled to appropriate remedy,
               which may be available under law.


          9.   Notwithstanding anything stated in this Agreement, any report/finding/document
               delivered/submitted by the Auditors to NHB as a part of the outcome or deliverables
               under the SLA and which, in the opinion of NHB, requires any further study/analysis
               by any third party agency/institution depending on the requirement of the case, the
               same can be shared by NHB with such third party agency/institution for conducting
               such study/analysis and no prior consent of the Auditors is required for the same.
               Such report/finding/document delivered/ submitted by the Auditors to NHB shall
               become exclusive property of NHB and as such NHB shall not be bound by any
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              restriction from disclosure of such report/ finding/ document or content thereof,
              being the Receiving Party.

          10. This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of India
              and shall be subjected to the Jurisdiction of courts at Delhi. It is agreed that any dispute
              or differences arising out of or touching this Agreement if not resolved amicably shall
              be referred to the arbitration as per clause _______ of the SLA executed between the
              parties hereto.

          11. Miscellaneous

             a) This Agreement may not be modified, changed or discharged, in whole or in part,
                except by a further Agreement/amendment in writing signed by both the parties.


             b) This Agreement will be binding upon & enure to the benefit of the parties hereto
                and it includes their respective successors & assigns

             c) The Agreement shall be construed & and interpreted in accordance with the laws
                prevailing in India.

                  In witness whereof, the parties hereto have agreed, accepted and acknowledged
                  and signed these presents, on the day, month and year mentioned herein above.


                       FOR ____________________________             FOR NATIONAL HOUSING BANK

                        Authorized Signatory                               Authorized Signatory


                        Name:                                              Name:
                        Designation:                                       Designation:
                        Place:                                             Place:
                        Date:                                              Date:
   WITNESSES:
   1.


   2.


                                 Annexure XVII (Bank Guarantee Format)
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                                        (Format of Bank Guarantee)
                               (To be executed on a non- judicial stamp paper)

          To
          National Housing Bank
          _________________,

          In consideration of the National Housing Bank (hereinafter referred to as "NHB", which
          expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or meaning, thereof include its
          successors, representatives and assignees), having awarded in favour of M/s.
          ______________ having its registered office at _____________ (hereinafter referred to as
          "the Auditors", which expression shall unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof
          include its successors, administrators, representatives and assignees), a contract to
          provide _______________________ on terms and conditions set out in the Request for
          Proposal dated............._______________ ("the RFP") and the Service Level Agreement
          dated ________________ ("the SLA") (hereinafter the RFP and the SLA are together
          referred to as "the Contract"), and the Auditors having agreed to provide a Performance
          Bank Guarantee for the faithful performance of the services as per the terms of the
          "Contract" including the warranty obligations /liabilities under the contract of equivalent
          value amounting to ___________/____% of the value of the Contract if any, to NHB
          amounting to ____________ (in words) in the form of a bank guarantee,

          , we, ____________ (Name) _________________(Address) (hereinafter referred to as "the
          Bank", which expression shall, unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof,
          include its successors, administrators, representatives and assignees) at the request of the
          Auditors do hereby irrevocably guarantee for an amount of Rs. __________
          (Rupees.___________) and undertake to pay NHB the guaranteed amount merely on
          demand, without any previous notice from NHB, without any demur or protest and
          without referring to any other source, any and all monies payable by the Auditors by
          reason of any breach by the said Auditors of any of the terms and conditions of the said
          Contract including non-execution of the Contract at any time till _______________ (day
          /month/ year). Any such demand made by NHB on the Bank shall be conclusive and
          binding, absolute and unequivocal not withstanding any disputes raised/pending before
          any court, tribunal, arbitration or any other authority by and between the Auditors and
          NHB. The Bank agrees that the guarantee herein contained shall continue to be enforceable
          till the sum due to NHB is fully paid and claims satisfied or till NHB discharges this
          Guarantee.

          NHB shall have the fullest liberty without affecting in any way the liability of the Bank
          under this guarantee, from time to time, to extend the time of performance by the
          Auditors. The Bank shall not be released from its liabilities under these presents by any
          exercise of NHB of the liberty with reference to the matter aforesaid.

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          NHB shall have the fullest liberty, without affecting this guarantee to postpone from time
          to time the exercise of any powers vested in them or of any right which they might have
          against the Auditors and to exercise the same at any time in any manner, and either to
          enforce or to forbear to enforce any covenants, contained or implied in the Contract
          between NHB and the Auditors or any other course or remedy or security available to
          NHB and the Bank shall not be released of its obligations/ liabilities under these presents
          by any exercise by NHB of his liberty with reference to the matters aforesaid or any of
          them or by reasons of any other act or forbearance or other acts of omission or commission
          on part of NHB or any other indulgence shown by NHB or by any other matter or thing
          whatsoever which under law would, but for this provision, have the effect of relieving the
          Bank Guarantee. The Bank further undertakes not to revoke this guarantee during its
          currency without the previous consent of NHB in writing.

          The Bank further agrees that the decision of NHB as to the failure on the part of the
          Auditors to fulfil their obligations as aforesaid and/or as to the amount payable by the
          Bank to NHB hereunder shall be final, conclusive and binding on the Bank.

          The Bank also agrees that NHB shall be entitled at his option to enforce this guarantee
          against the Bank as a principal debtor, in the first instance notwithstanding any other
          security or guarantee that it may have in relation to the Auditors liabilities.

          This guarantee will not be discharged due to the change in the constitution of the Bank or
          the Auditors.

          Notwithstanding anything contained herein:

          (a) our liability under this bank guarantee shall not exceed Rs. __________ (Rupees _____in
          words);

          (b) this bank guarantee shall be valid up to ____________; and

          (c) We are liable to pay the guaranteed amount or any part thereof under this bank
          guarantee only and only if you serve upon us a written claim or demand on or before
          ______________.
          (Signature)
          Designation/Staff Code No.
          Bank's seal
          Attorney as per power of Attorney No. Dated




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